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Female sexuality, marriage and divorce in the fiction of Thomas Hardy, with special reference to the period 1887-1896

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The thesis sets out to examine Hardy's representations of women in sexual and marital relationships, and to relate those representations to contemporary developments in sexual ideology and in fiction. An Introduction considers the way in which ideology exerts pressure upon literary form, and discusses the particular appeal of female characters to Hardy's imagination. The first chapter is concerned with the constitution of sexuality as a subject of public discussion, and with its decisive ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
1981
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328167
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uuid:9830d5f7-bbae-4f11-8a5d-c42ae4a72e6d
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td:602328167

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