TITLE

HARDY'S MANIPULATION OF FOLKLORE AND LITERARY IMAGINATION: THE CASE OF THE WIFE-SALE IN THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

AUTHOR(S)
Taft, Michael
PUB. DATE
December 1981
SOURCE
Studies in the Novel;Winter81, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p399
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Presents a critical analysis of Thomas Hardy's manipulation of folklore regarding wife selling in his novel 'The Mayor of Casterbridge.' In-brief story of the novel; Sources used by Hardy for his novel; Alterations to the original ideas made by Hardy; Method adopted to counter the expectations and a priori knowledge which his readership held about wife-sale narratives.
ACCESSION #
7127127

 

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