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Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study (Paperback)

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This critical study of Hardy's short stories provides a thorough account of the ruling preoccupations and recurrent writing strategies of his entire corpus as well as providing detailed readings of several individual texts. It relates the formal choices imposed on Hardy as contributor to Blackwood's Magazine and other periodicals to the methods he employed to encode in fiction his troubled attitude towards the social politics of the West Country, where most of the stories are set. No previous criticism has shown how the powerful challenges to the reader mounted in Hardy's later stories reveal the complexity of his motivations during a period when he was moving progressively in the direction of exchanging fiction for poetry.

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Sophie Gilmartin is Reader in English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Rod Mengham is Reader in English Literature at the University of Cambridge where he is a Fellow in English and Curator of Works of Art at Jesus College.

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