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A General Drama of Pain

Character and Fate in Hardy's Major Novels

A General Drama of Pain( )
Author: Paris, Bernard J.
ISBN:978-1-4128-4573-1
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Transaction Publishers
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $59.93
Book Description:

This motivational analysis of the protagonists in Thomas Hardy's three most widely read novels--Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Jude the Obscure--highlights an often-overlooked aspect of his art. Bernard J. Paris shows Hardy's genius in creating imagined human beings. He demonstrates that while Hardy tends to blame external conditions for his characters' painful fates, their downfalls are due to a very complex combination of cosmic, social, and psychological...
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