Thomas Hardy, femininity and dissent : reassessing the minor novels / Jane Thomas

Author(s): Thomas, Jane, 1955-
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Subjects: Feminism and literature--England--History--19th century
Psychological fiction, English--History and criticism
Women and literature--England--History--19th century
Femininity in literature
Identity (Psychology) in literature
Sex role in literature
Self in literature
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928--Characters--Women
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928--Fictional works
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xi, 172 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1. Hardy and 'The Thinking World' 11
2. The Question of 'Woman' 27
3. Desperate Remedies (1871): The 'Martyrdom of Self-Conceit' 52
4. A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873): Policing the Self 69
5. The Hand of Ethelberta (1876): The Limits of Resistance 85
6. A Laodicean (1881): Power and Agency 96
7. Two on a Tower (1886): 'The Artificial System of Things' 113
8. The Well-Beloved (1897): Galatea's Revenge 131
Notes 147
Bibliography 157
Index 167
Notes: LCCN: 98040371
ISBN: 0312220499 (cloth)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-166) and index
OCLC Number: 39706957
ISBN/ISSN: 0312220499