Date of Award

7-1-1968

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (58, [3] leaves)

Subjects

England -- Social conditions -- 19th century, Thomas Hardy -- 1840-1928, Thomas Hardy -- 1840-1928 -- Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy -- 1840-1928 --Jude the obscure

DOI

10.15760/etd.746

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to study in depth the relationships of individuals in the three social classes in England during the Victorian Age. Since original documents and research material were scarce I used two novels by Thomas Hardy to illustrate the conflicts between representatives of the social classes. In 1891 England was prosperous and many people believed there was no conflict between the classes. Thomas Hardy believed this was untrue and, by method of comparison, wrote Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure to prove his point. This thesis includes research on the two novels, Thomas Hardy’s life, and last but not least is a study of the Age of Victoria.

Description

Portland State College. Division of Social Science

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8535

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