Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge/Jude the Obscure

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This Reader's Guide analyses the critical history of two major nineteenth-century novels by the popular Victorian author Thomas Hardy, from the time of their publication to the present. Simon Avery explores how different generations of readers and critics have responded to the texts and maps out the ways in which various critical and theoretical schools have deployed differing - and often contradictory - interpretative strategies towards them. The ideological complexities of film and television adaptations of the two works ...

Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge/Jude the Obscure 2009, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780230005419

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