Thomas Hardy, Time and Narrative (inbunden)
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Thomas Hardy, Time and Narrative

A Narratological Approach to his Novels

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How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.
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"Hardy is a worthy subject for a narratological study and Ireland has provided a detailed exploration of his handling of time and narrative perspective in his fourteen novels. Through offering some valuable insights into the internal workings of Hardy's novels, Thomas Hardy, Time and Narrative has opened up some suggestive lines of inquiry for those who may wish to examine the thematic significance of Ireland's findings." (Trish Ferguson, English Studies, Vol. 97 (7), 2016)

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Ken Ireland has lectured for The Open University, taught numerous courses for the Universities of Cambridge, UEA and London, and published two books, many articles and conference papers.


List of Tables Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations and Editions Introduction 1. Trainspotting in Wessex: Temporal Transparency in Desperate Remedies 2. Seasonal and Serial Time: Under the Greenwood Tree and A Pair of Blue Eyes 3. By Sword or by Crook: Cross-Plotting in Far from the Madding Crowd 4. Comic Rhythms and Narrative Tangents in The Hand of Ethelberta 5. From Jewels to Furze: Transience and Permanence in The Return of the Native 6. Martial Music: Time-Signatures in The Trumpet-Major 7. Ancient & Modern Revised? Conflicting Values in A Laodicean 8. The Better Heaven Beneath: Revenges of Time in Two on a Tower 9. Legacy Issues: The Power of Temporal Ellipsis in The Mayor of Casterbridge 10. Sylvan Time and Natural Semiotics in The Woodlanders 11. Phases of Life and Cycles of Time in Tess of the d'Urbervilles 12. Temporal Janus: Retrospects and Prospects in Jude the Obscure 13. Triple Time: Avices and Devices in The Well-Beloved Conclusion Notes Bibliography Glossary Index