A Companion to Thomas Hardy

A Companion to Thomas Hardy

by Keith Wilson
     
 

Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry

  • Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world's

Overview

Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry

  • Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars
  • Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama
  • Explores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectual and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Perhaps Hardy the poet needs a separate Companion.  If it matched this one in the quality of writing and usefulness to the student, it would be a treasure.”  (Victorian Studies, 1 October 2012)

"Keith Wilson's A Companion to Thomas Hardy, is distinguished for the thoroughness with which it covers intellectual contexts and for the quality of its contributors. Scholars and students of Hardy will not want to be without it."
Studies in English Literature

"Like the many other titles in the Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture series, this volume offers comprehensive, newly written work that meets the needs of experienced undergraduates, graduate students, and all who seek the best recent scholarship on Hardy ... These fresh perspectives on Hardy will lead many to reread Hardy with new vision."
English Literature in Transition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118307496
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Keith Wilson's A Companion to Thomas Hardy, is distinguished for the thoroughness with which it covers intellectual contexts and for the quality of its contributors. Scholars and students of Hardy will not want to be without it."—Studies in English Literature

"Like the many other titles in the Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture series, this volume offers comprehensive, newly written work that meets the needs of experienced undergraduates, graduate students, and all who seek the best recent scholarship on Hardy ... These fresh perspectives on Hardy will lead many to reread Hardy with new vision."—English Literature in Transition

“There must be at least ten good books' worth of ideas and analysis in these thirty essays" (Hardy Review)

“Hardy was a diverse, complex author, and this text mirrors his diversity and does much to explain his complexity. Highly recommended.”—Choice  

“Given the range and number of its essays as well as its treatment of those who influenced Hardy, such as Darwin and Mill, this book will be indispensable for anyone conducting research in the nineteenth-century novel or poetry or teaching in the area … With thirty critical essays from some of the most prominent experts in Hardy scholarship, in addition to Keith Wilson's provocative and concise introduction, this new book will inspire readers to return to the texts themselves.” (New Books on Literature) 

“This collection of essays is accessible to both the general reader and the scholar … The typeface is clear, the page quality and binding of a high standard, making this, like other titles in the series, an excellent addition to any academic library collection serving English literary studies and the public library looking to provide an up to date critical context for its fiction collection.” (Reference Reviews)

Meet the Author

Keith Wilson is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Thomas Hardy on Stage (1995), editor of the Penguin Classics editions of The Mayor of Casterbridge (1997; 2003) and The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories (2003, with Kristin Brady), and editor of Thomas Hardy Reappraised: Essays in Honour of Michael Millgate (2006). He is also the co-editor, with Michael Millgate, of the 8th volume of The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy, and editor for the forthcoming Cambridge edition of Tess of the d'Urbervilles. In addition to his work on Hardy, he has also published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, Victorian and Edwardian music hall, and the literary representation of London.

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