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This critical edition of Thomas Hardys widely taught 1891 British Victorian novel reprints the authoritative second impression of the 1920 Wessex edition together with critical essays that approach the work from 5 contemporary critical perspectives and highly praised editorial apparatus that introduces students to the novel and the perspectives.
Table of Contents
About the Series
About This Volume
PART I. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Context
The Complete Text [1920 Wessex Edition]
PART II. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of Tess of the d'Urbervilles
New Historicism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historicist Perspective:
Catherine Gallagher, Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Hardy's Anthropology of the Novel
Feminist and Gender Criticism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Are Feminist and Gender Criticism?
Feminist and Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist and Gender Perspective:
Ellen Rooney, Tess and the Subject of Sexual Violence: Reading, Rape, Seduction
Deconstruction and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructive Perspective:
John Paul Riquelme, Echoic Language, Uncertainty, and Freedom in Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Reader-Response Criticism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selelcted Bibliography
A Reader-Response Perspective:
Garrett Stewart, "Driven Well Home to the Reader's Heart": Tess's Implicated Audience
Cultural Criticism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultual Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Cultual Perspective:
Jennifer Wicke, The Same and the Different: Standards and Standardization in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors