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Florence Hardy

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Florence Hardy, Thomas Hardy's second wife, and the role she played in Hardy' s controversial funeral. Her role as one of Hardy's literary-executor is discussed. Along with ... More


Edwardian Poetry

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122258
eISBN:
9780191671395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The poets writing in the first years of the 20th century have commonly been discussed in isolation. This book considers together seven poets — Henry Newbolt, John Masefield, Thomas Hardy, Edward ... More


Thomas Hardy

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Thomas Hardy, an architect, a novelist, and a poet who assumed the mantle of old age with such longevity wherein he spent his entire life preparing for that time of his life. ... More


Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Jane Wood

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In what was once described as ‘the century of nerves’, a fascination with the mysterious processes governing physical and psychological states was shared by medical and fiction writers alike. This ... More


Wessex Tales

Sophie Gilmartin and Rod Mengham

in Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632657
eISBN:
9780748651641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632657.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the stories in Thomas Hardy's Wessex Tales. It notes that most of the stories are set at least thirty-five years before their telling in the volume, and that ‘Wessex’ is ... More


A Conjecture About Dylan Thomas

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Dylan Thomas made his name with one particular poem, ‘The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower’, which he wrote and published in his teens. Not only the theme but also the imagery in ... More


Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Dennis Taylor

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is a detailed exploration of Thomas Hardy's linguistic ‘awkwardness’, a subject that has long puzzled critics. It shows that Hardy's language must be understood as a distinctive response to the ... More


New Women and Neurasthenia: Nervous Degeneration and the 1890s

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses nervous degeneration and its literary representation in the 1890s. Much of the fiction of the 1890s self-consciously engages with the physical and medical sciences to configure ... More


‘The singing of the wire’: Hardy, International Copyright, and the Ether

Clare Pettitt

in Patent Inventions - Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253203
eISBN:
9780191719172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253203.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In her 1878 dystopic essay ‘Shadows of the Coming Race’, George Eliot went so far as to imagine the disappearance, not only of intellectual property, but of its necessary corollary — the individual ... More


Introduction

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is about Thomas Hardy, an English novelist and poet whose legal career began in 1894 when he was appointed county magistrate, and his fiction in relation to legislative and literary ... More


Thomas Hardy’s Witness

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Thomas Hardy. His credentials as witness were important to Hardy and that war poems were, emphatically, eyewitness accounts, claiming an authority denied to ... More


Thomas Hardy and ‘the reach of perished Rome’

Ralph Pite

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In October 1870, Rome and Latium were annexed by the kingdom of Italy and in July 1871 Rome was made capital. In the years that followed the city was radically transformed. This process exacerbated ... More


Jude the Obscure and Child Suicide

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the portrayal of unnatural childhood in Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure. The novel was influenced by the over-pressure debates of the 1880s and associated concerns with ... More


An Afterword: Rhyme and Three Poets

Peter Mcdonald

in Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter gives a critical understanding of rhyme as a difficult aspect of stylistic criticism, looking at the complex relationship with literary history. The chapter then considers Elizabeth ... More


‘I Hate to be Thought Men’s Property in That Way’: Married Women and the Law

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Hardy’s legal fiction in relation to gender inequality and the double standard underpinning the law. It considers the legal disabilities experienced by women in their ... More


Using and Pitying Animals in Thomas Hardy

Ivan Kreilkamp

in Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576237
eISBN:
9780226576404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576404.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

With Thomas Hardy, this book comes to the first canonical British novelist to take an active interest animal-welfare and anti-cruelty politics—which had moved from the margins to closer to the ... More


‘I Was Not in My Senses, and a Man’s Senses Are Himself’: The Legal Defence of Insanity

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Hardy’s legal fiction in the context of debates surrounding the changing definition of legal insanity during the nineteenth century. Focusing on the McNaughten Rules and ... More


Individual and Community in The Return of the Native

J. Hillis Miller

in Communities in Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Return of the Native shows that Hardy personifies nature and sees people as expressions of that personification. At the same time he characteristically gives some verbal clue that this ... More


Introduction

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book focuses on a range of authors from the late Victorian period, some canonical, some non-canonical, whose works, in addition to poetry, encompass a variety of literary forms such as the ... More


‘If You Only Knew Me Through and Through’: The Domestic Trial Scene and Narrative Advocacy

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the limits of the reasonable man standard in terms of gender bias by focusing on Thomas Hardy’s narratives in the context of two divorce cases: Norton v. Melbourne (1836) and ... More


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