Chelsea House Publishers, 1987. Hardcover; Seventh Printing. F/F. Item #125527
Fine in Fine jacket.; ISBN: 0877546452 9780877546450; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; Summary: A collection of critical essays on Hardy, his novels, and poems with a chronology of events in the author's life. Description: vi ii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: The dynasts / Roy Morrell --The refusal of involvement / J. Hillis Miller --The return of the native : a novel of environment / Jean R. Brooks --The great web : The woodlanders / Ian Gregor --The patterns in Hardy's poetry / Dennis Taylor --Origins, history, and the reconstitution of family : Tess's journey / Jan B. Gordon --New words : Swinburne and the poetry of Thomas Hardy / Ross C. Murfin --Hardy's poetry of renunciation / Margaret Mahar --The unmanning of The mayor of Casterbridge / Elaine Showalter --Jude the obscure : reading and the spirit of the law / Ramo´n Saldi´var --Bathsheba's lovers : male sexuality in Far from the madding crowd / Susan Beegel.