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Mapping the Wessex novel; landscape, history and the parochial in British literature, 1870-1940. (reprint, 2010).

9781441131591

Mapping the Wessex novel; landscape, history and the parochial in British literature, 1870-1940. (reprint, 2010)

Radford, Andrew.

Continuum Publishing Group

2012

182 pages

$44.95

PR868

Scholars of British literature will find great value in Radford's examination of the import of Wessex in novels published between 1870-1940 by Thomas Hardy, Richard Jefferies, John Cowper Powys, and Mary Butts. Radford (British and American literature, U York) explores the sense of the historical past, especially from an archaeological perspective, the landscape and geography, and conceptual and cultural definitions of place. Radford pays particular attention to how each author excavates Wessex and places import on the regularly ignored region, with a focus on how its history contributes to definitions of an English identity both in contemporary times and over the past centuries.

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