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The Resource War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars, Jane L. Bownas, (electronic resource)

War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars, Jane L. Bownas, (electronic resource)

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War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars
Title
War, the hero and the will
Title remainder
Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars
Statement of responsibility
Jane L. Bownas
Title variation
Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Hardy's The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace are both works which defy attempts to assign them to a particular genre but might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period of history. This study argues that there are important similarities between these two works and examines the close correspondence between Hardy's and Tolstoy's thinking on themes relating to war, ideas of the heroic and the concept of free will. Although coming from very different backgrounds, both writers were influenced by their experiences of war, Tolstoy directly, by involvement in the wars in the Caucasus and the Crimea, and Hardy indirectly, by the events of the Anglo-Boer Wars. Their reaction to these experiences found expression in their descriptions of the wars fought against Napoleon at the beginning of the century. Hegel saw Napoleon as 'the great world-historical man of his time', and this work considers the ways in which Hardy and Tolstoy undermine this view, portraying Napoleon's physical and mental decline and questioning the role he played in determining the outcomes of military actions" --
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Bownas, Jane L
Dewey number
823/.8
LC call number
PR4750.D8
LC item number
B69 2015
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  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • War in literature
  • Heroic virtue in literature
  • Free will and determinism in literature
Label
War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars, Jane L. Bownas, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"First published in 2015 in Great Britain by Sussex Academic Press" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-185) and index
Contents
Introductory chapter -- Masterpieces in the making -- The language of war -- The hero and the crowd -- The will and the conscious mind -- Consequences and conclusions
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001423776
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unknown
Isbn
9781845196707
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043298
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001423776
Label
War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars, Jane L. Bownas, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"First published in 2015 in Great Britain by Sussex Academic Press" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-185) and index
Contents
Introductory chapter -- Masterpieces in the making -- The language of war -- The hero and the crowd -- The will and the conscious mind -- Consequences and conclusions
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001423776
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781845196707
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043298
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001423776

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