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Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy by Penny Boumelha

Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy

Part of the New Casebooks Series


Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy by Penny Boumelha

This volume in the New Casebook series examines and illustrates the ways in which Hardy criticism has been transformed by the growth of literary theory. Extracts from feminist, deconstructionist, Marxist and other contemporary readings of Jude the Obscure offer at once a range of discussions of the novel itself and a practical introduction to modes of theory-based interpretation. Boumelha's Introduction gives an overview of such contemporary developments in Hardy criticism.


'I am a fervent admirer of these volumes because they provide an excellent introductory essay that acts as a guide to the other essays and the collection covers several aspects of the novel which is ideal for 'A'
Level students and undergraduates. This volume has depth and breadth

; the writing lucid.' - Vivian Thomas, University of Birmingham

About the Author

PENNY BOUMELHA is Deputy Vice Chancellor and Jury Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Adelaide.

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Publication date

18th January 2000


Penny Boumelha

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Palgrave Macmillan


256 pages


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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