Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2019

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474449861

Bookseller Code (06)

Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Hugh Epstein

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Offers the first book-length study of connections between these two major authors bringing new approaches to bear on often-taught works
  • Provides an understanding of impressionist styles of writing that is drawn from contemporary empirical science
  • Tells a progressive chronological story of both authors' use of the senses in their fiction
  • Argues for a distinctive place for Hardy and Conrad in late-Victorian fiction which challenges the narrative of a modernist rupture with Victorian realism