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Thomas Hardy, "Mayor of Casterbridge" By Roger Ebbatson

Thomas Hardy, "Mayor of Casterbridge"
by Roger Ebbatson

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Explores the genesis, publication and reception of "The Mayor of Casterbridge", alongside the historical and social context of the plot. The author looks at the themes (identity and non-identity, nature, death, superstition) of the work, and gives an analysis of the tragic qualities of the text.
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Thomas Hardy, "Mayor of Casterbridge" by Roger Ebbatson

The author explores the genesis, publication and reception of Hardy's "The Mayor of Casterbridge", alongside the historical and social context of the plot. He also looks at the central themes (identity and non-identity, nature, death, superstition) of the work, and gives an analysis of the tragic qualities of the text, asking whether it is possible to produce such tragic literature within a fundamentally secular society. Finally, Ebbatson examines the gender issues raised by the narrator, and the representation of the characters Elizabeth-Jane and Lucetta.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Frame and context: composition and publication; the novel as tragedy; the novel as history. Part 2 Commentary and analysis: the prologue; four symbolic scenes; character and psychology; narrative voice; theoretical perspectives; the ending. Part 3 Notes and select bibliography: notes; select bibliography.

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GOR000950034
Thomas Hardy, "Mayor of Casterbridge" by Roger Ebbatson
Roger Ebbatson
Penguin Critical Studies
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-05-26
144
0140772693
9780140772692
N/A
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