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This critical edition of Thomas Hardy's 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 five contemporary critical perspectives, and highly praised editorial apparatus that introduces the readers to the novel and the perspectives. The five essays illustrate cultural criticism, deconstruction, feminist and gender criticism, the new historicism, and reader-response criticism.
Introduces the readers to the novel and contemporary perspectives through critical essays.
Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy D'Urberville 'cousins, ' Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded, she finds work as a milkmaid, and her steadfast integrity is finally rewarded by the love of Angle Clare.
This critical edition of Thomas Hardy's 1891 British Victorian novel reprints the authoritative second impression of the 1920 Wessex edition together with five critical essays.
Table of Contents
The Complete Text
* Biographical and Historical Contexts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles
* Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
* Cultural Criticism: Jennifer Wicke, "The Same and the Different: Standards and Standardization in Tess of the d'Urbervilles
" * Deconstruction: John Paul Riquelme, "Doubling and Repetition in Tess of the d'Urbervilles
" * Feminist Criticism: Ellen Rooney, "Tess and the Subject of Sexual Violence: Reading, Rape, Seduction" * New Historicism: Catherine Gallagher, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles
: Hardy's Anthropology of the Novel" * Reader-Response Criticism: Garrett Stewart, "'Driven Well Home to the Reader's Heart': Tess's Implicated Audience"