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Genealogy And Fiction In Hardy: Family Lineage And Narrative Lines Tess OToole

Genealogy And Fiction In Hardy: Family Lineage And Narrative Lines

Tess OToole

Published December 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780333681633
Hardcover
208 pages
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Tess OToole uncovers Hardys career-long fascination with the points of intersection between genealogy and fiction and argues that this relationship fuels much of his writing. Hereditary patterns are the product of narrative compulsion- theMoreTess OToole uncovers Hardys career-long fascination with the points of intersection between genealogy and fiction and argues that this relationship fuels much of his writing. Hereditary patterns are the product of narrative compulsion- the circulation of the family story is necessary to reproduce the history it records. As well as analyzing Hardys characteristic treatment of family history, this volume revises existing accounts of genealogical narrative, and in its conclusion considers the presence in other nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels of motifs foregrounded in Hardys work.