Princeton University Library Catalog

Tragedy in the Victorian novel : theory and practice in the novels of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Henry James / Jeannette King.

Author:
King, Jeannette [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Description:
viii, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Notes:
Based on the author's thesis, Aberdeen.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-178) and index.
Contents:
1. The tragic philosophy: determinism and free will -- i. Varieties of determinism -- ii. 'Character is fate': degrees of freedom -- iii. Tragic responsibility -- 2. From tragic drama to the tragic novel -- i. The divorce between tragedy and drama -- ii. The classical inheritance -- iii. Tragedy redefined -- 3. Realism and tragedy -- i. 'The other side of silence': inarticulacy and decorum -- ii. Realism and symbolism -- iii. Social tragedy, a contradiction in terms? -- 4. George Eliot: pathos and tragedy -- i. Pathetic tragedy -- ii. Pathos and the woman's tragedy -- iii. The Mill on the Floss -- iv. Excursions into heroic tragedy: The Spanish Gypsy, Felix Holt and Daniel Deronda -- v. George Eliot and Thomas Hardy: a contrast -- 5. Thomas Hardy: tragedy ancient and modern -- i. Tragedy as a formal concept in Hardy's novels -- ii. The Return of the Native -- iii. The Mayor of Casterbridge -- iv. Tess of the D'Urbervilles -- v. Jude the Obscure -- 6. Henry James: freedom and form, the tragic conflict and the novelist's dilemma -- i. Tragedy and the novel -- ii. The American -- iii. The Portrait of a Lady -- iv. The Wings of the Dove.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 0521216702
  • 9780521216708
  • 0521297443
  • 9780521297448
Tech. report no.:
77077762
LCCN:
77077762
OCLC:
3089129
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