Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

1st Edition

By Rosemarie Morgan


224 pages

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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


` the most profound and comprehensive discussion I know of the representation of women and of female sexuality in the novels of Thomas Hardy … It is a major revisionary study of Hardy's study of female sexuality and of the political and social implications of that treatment.' - J. Hillis Miller, University of California

`She is perceptive, not to say exhaustive, in her detection of sexual imagery and metaphor … her main case is irrefutable and … shrewdly underlines Hardy's achievement in questioning the traditional portrayal of female sexuality.' - Times Literary Supplement

`Dr Morgan has many illuminating insights, especially in her shrewd analysis of Sue's and Jude's weaknesses.' - Contemporary Review

`Dr Morgan's book, and particularly her analysis of human relationships in Jude the Obscure … bear witness to Hardy's importance as a novelist who significantly helped to change the attitudes of later generations.' - Western Gazette

`Just as Hardy's novels called for a reassessment and revision of woman's social condition, so the author of this study call for reappraisal of criticism of the novels.' - EMW, Studies on Women Abstracts

`… clear and accessible.' - Merryn Williams, Notes and Queries

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