Early Hardy Novels and the Fictional Eye

Wittenberg, Judith Bryant
January 1983
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter1983, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p151
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the literary works of Thomas Hardy. Impact of executions he had witnessed when he was a teenager on his novel "Life"; Common literary elements in the writings of Hardy; Application of the concept of voyeurism and sexual perversion to the psychology of the literary characters of Hardy; Role of the voyeuristic impulse in the production of a work of art and in the varying levels of subsequent response to it.


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