Kim Salmons's Food in the Novels of Thomas Hardy: Production and PDF

By Kim Salmons

This booklet examines the position of nutrition within the lifestyles and works of Thomas Hardy, analysing the social, political and old context of references to foodstuff, consuming and nutrients construction throughout the 19th century. It demonstrates how Hardy’s own courting to the ‘rustic’ nutrition of his youth presents the impetus for his fiction, and gives a historic breakdown of the foremost components which motivated foodstuff legislation and construction from the start of the 19th century to the fin de siècle. This learn explores how a sub-textual narrative of foodstuff references in The Trumpet-Major and Under the Greenwood Tree captures the instability of the pre-industrial period, and the way foodstuff and consuming act as a method of delineating and exploring ‘character’ and ‘environment’ in The Mayor of Casterbridge. in addition to this, it considers rural femininity and the parable of the female pastoral in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and charts the anxieties led to by means of the shift in inhabitants from a rural to a predominantly city one and its effect on nutrition construction in Jude the Obscure.

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