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Oxford Literature Companions: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Su Fielder, Peter Buckroyd
Oxford Literature Companions: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a
comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

Language
English
ISBN
9780198419594
Front Cover
Title page
Contents
Introduction
Plot and Structure
Plot
Structure
Context
‘Wessex’ in the mid-1800s: the mechanization of agriculture
Social class and social mobility
Working women in the mid-19th century
Faith and belief in the mid-19th century
The fallen woman and Victorian society
Literary context
Genre
The tragic genre and fate
The position of Tess within the tragic genre
The Bildungsroman
The Romantic genre
The gothic novel
Characterization and Roles
Main characters
Minor characters
Language
Hardy’s narrative voice
Hardy’s prose style
Hardy’s use of dialogue and dialect
Intertextuality and allusiveness
Repeated images and motifs
Themes
Time
Faith, doubt, Christianity and paganism
Perception, observation, blindness and sight
Tess’s life as a journey – the road as metaphor
Identity
Blood and ancestry
Critical Views
Social, economic or Marxist perspectives
Feminist perspectives
Freudian and other psychoanalytical perspectives
Skills and Practice
Exam skills
Sample questions
Sample answers
Glossary
Imprint
Back Cover
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