Thomas Hardy Writing Dress - Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century 1 (Hardback)Simon Gatrell (author)
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The author gives an extended analysis of individual works by Hardy, showing, for example, that A Pair of Blue Eyes is central to the study of the function of clothing in the expression and perception of sexuality. The Hand of Ethelberta, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Woodlanders are examined in order to show the extent to which dress obscures or reveals the nature of the self. Hardy's other novels, as well as the short stories and poems, are used to confirm the centrality of dress and clothing in Hardy's work. The book also raises issues such as the gendering of dress, cross-dressing, work clothes and working with clothes, dress and the environment, the symbolism of colour in clothes, and the dress conventions relating to death.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition
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