Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Rosemarie Morgan provides a challenging reading arguing that, contrary to the accepted critical view, Hardy's heroines do seek control over their conduct and their destinies and this reveals itself in rebellious sexuality.

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ROSEMARIE MORGAN, editor and publisher of the annual Hardy Review, has taught at Yale University since 1984 and is currently holding a research fellowship. She is president of the Hardy Association, vice president of the Hardy Society, editorial consultant to Rivista di Studi Vittoriani, "Years Work" essayist for Victorian Poetry and has published the holograph manuscript of Far From the Madding Crowd as well as essays on Charlotte Bronte, Toni Morrison, Mary Chestnut, and women writers of the American Frontier. Her major works are Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy (1988) and Cancelled Words (1992).

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