Palgrave Macmillan (1998)

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Drawing on aspects of Foucauldian feminist theory Thomas Hardy, Femininity and Dissent offers original and detailed readings of six critically under-valued novels: Desperate Remedies, A Pair of Blue Eyes, The Hand of Ethelberta, A Laodicean, Two on a Tower and The Well-Beloved , demonstrating Hardy's peculiarly modern appreciation of how individuals negotiate the forces which shape their sense of self. Tracing his interest in the evolutionary debate and the woman question this book reveals a new politically engaged rather than a grimly pessimistic Hardy.
Keywords Hardy, Thomas   Feminism and literature   Women and literature   Femininity in literature   Identity in literature   Sex role in literature   Self in literature
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ISBN(s) 0333567013 (Macmillan)   0333567013   0312220499   9780333567012   1349390712
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