Hardy in History : A Study in Literary Sociology, Paperback / softback Book

Hardy in History : A Study in Literary Sociology Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel series

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First published in 1989, this study investigates Hardy not so much in terms of his novels but as he has been constituted as a major figure in English literature.

Using Hardy as a case-study, it looks at how a 'great writer' is produced in sociological terms, analysing the critical, cultural and ideological factors involved.

By exposing this construction, the book seeks to release Hardy from the constraints imposed by orthodox literary history. This book will be of interest to those studying nineteenth-century literature.


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