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Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetryInformed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholarsReveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and dramaExplores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectual and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers Content: Chapter 1 Hardy as Biographical Subject (pages 5–18): Michael MillgateChapter 2 Hardy and Philosophy (pages 19–35): Phillip MallettChapter 3 Hardy and Darwin: An Enchanting Hardy? (pages 36–53): George LevineChapter 4 Hardy and the Place of Culture (pages 54–70): Angelique RichardsonChapter 5 “The Hard Case of the Would?be?Religious”: Hardy and the Church from Early Life to Later Years (pages 71–85): Pamela DalzielChapter 6 Thomas Hardy's Notebooks (pages 86–101): William GreensladeChapter 7 “Genres are not to be Mixed. … I will not Mix them”: Discourse, Ideology, and Generic Hybridity in Hardy's Fiction (pages 102–116): Richard NemesvariChapter 8 Hardy and his Critics: Gender in the Interstices (pages 117–129): Margaret R. HigonnetChapter 9 “His Country”: Hardy in the Rural (pages 131–145): Ralph PiteChapter 10 Thomas Hardy of London (pages 146–161): Keith WilsonChapter 11 “A Thickness of Wall”: Hardy and Class (pages 162–177): Roger EbbatsonChapter 12 Reading Hardy through Dress: The Case of Far From the Madding Crowd (pages 178–193): Simon GatrellChapter 13 Hardy and Romantic Love (pages 194–209): Michael IrwinChapter 14 Hardy and the Visual Arts (pages 210–222): J. B. BullenChapter 15 Hardy and Music: Uncanny Sounds (pages 223–238): Claire SeymourChapter 16 The Darkening Pastoral: Under the Greenwood Tree and Far From the Madding Crowd (pages 239–253): Stephen ReganChapter 17 “Wild Regions of Obscurity”: Narrative in The Return of the Native (pages 254–266): Penny BoumelhaChapter 18 Hardy's “Novels of Ingenuity” (pages 267–280): Mary RimmerChapter 19 Hardy's “Romances and Fantasies” (pages 281–298): Jane ThomasChapter 20 The Haunted Structures of The Mayor of Casterbridge (pages 299–312): Julian WolfreysChapter 21 Dethroning the High Priest of Nature in The Woodlanders (pages 313–327): Andrew RadfordChapter 22 Melodrama, Vision, and Modernity: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (pages 328–344): Tim DolinChapter 23 Jude the Obscure and English National Identity: The Religious Striations of Wessex (pages 345–363): Dennis TaylorChapter 24 “… into the Hands of Pure?Minded English Girls”: Hardy's Short Stories and the Late Victorian Literary Marketplace (pages 364–377): Peter WiddowsonChapter 25 Sequence and Series in Hardy's Poetry (pages 378–394): Tim ArmstrongChapter 26 Hardy's Poems: The Scholarly Situation (pages 395–412): William W. MorganChapter 27 That's Show Business: Spectacle, Narration, and Laughter in The Dynasts (pages 413–430): G. Glen WickensChapter 28 Modernist Hardy: Hand?Writing in The Mayor of Casterbridge (pages 431–449): J. Hillis MillerChapter 29 Inhibiting the Voice: Thomas Hardy and Modern Poetics (pages 450–464): Charles LockChapter 30 Hardy's Heirs: D. H. Lawrence and John Cowper Powys (pages 465–478): Terry R. Wright
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Keith George Wilson (19 September 1941 – 6 July 2011) was an award-winning production designer who began work at AP Films, working as art assistant on Fireball XL5 (1963) and many other Gerry Anderson productions to follow.
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