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

By Kim Salmons

This booklet examines the position of meals within the lifestyles and works of Thomas Hardy, analysing the social, political and historic context of references to nutrition, consuming and meals construction in the course of the 19th century. It demonstrates how Hardy’s own dating to the ‘rustic’ foodstuff of his youth offers the impetus for his fiction, and gives a historic breakdown of the foremost elements which inspired nutrition law and creation from the start of the 19th century to the fin de siècle. This research 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 meals and consuming act as a way 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 caused by way of the shift in inhabitants from a rural to a predominantly city one and its effect on nutrition creation in Jude the Obscure.

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