Thomas Hardy, Towards a Materialist Criticism

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Gill and Macmillan, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 233 pages
Challenging the generally accepted critical constructions of the novels of Thomas Hardy, this book explores the historical, social, aesthetic and ideological determinants of Hardy's novels. Analyzing the ways in which Hardy's writings have been variously reproduced in literary criticism to produce certain social and ideological effects. Wotton also discusses the relation between Hardy's writing and Hardy criticism.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Conditions of Production of Hardys Writing
26
Production of Wessex
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Copyright

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