Oxford Literature Companions: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Oxford Literature Companions: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

By Su Fielder, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • 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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