Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hardy, Conrad and the Senses$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hugh Epstein

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474449861

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 01 July 2022



(p.1) Introduction
Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Hugh Epstein

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is divided into three sections which, in turn, initiate the rationale for reading Hardy’s and Conrad’s impressionistic writing together in the light of Victorian physical science; review the biographical and literary connections between the writers such as they were, and the contemporary critical reception which linked them; and give a brief overview of previous critical work that has associated the two writers. Finally, the Introduction proposes ‘scenic realism’, a literary correlate of field theory, as the mode in which both authors work. A distinctive place in late-Victorian fiction is argued for over against the ‘transitional’ status they are often accorded, and the broad division of the book into visual and auditory fields, as the senses most attended to, is explained.

Keywords:   Impressionism, Victorian science, Phenomena, Virginia Woolf, Scenic realism, Senses

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.