Literature, intuition and faith

Turner, Fiona Elizabeth (2013) Literature, intuition and faith. Doctoral thesis (PhD), English.

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Abstract

This thesis is entitled ‘Literature, Intuition and Faith’ and it aims to create a new critical perspective of Thomas Hardy’s novels by examining four of his best-known
works.
I will suggest that the novels of Thomas Hardy reveal a particular narrative concerning the idea of spiritual intuition and the Hardyean protagonist.
The discussion will use as its methodology a close analysis of the sub-textual impulses of the novels rather than the considerable biographical information that is already available on Thomas Hardy.
The contention of the thesis is that in contrast to Hardy’s expressed allegiance to agnosticism, an unspoken and so far unrecognised narrative of intuitive spiritual faith inhabits the text.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0001 Literary history and criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR4000 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900 > PR4740 Hardy, Thomas
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 06:48
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 12:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47113

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