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

War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars, Jane L. Bownas

Label
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
Creator
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" --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4750.D8
LC item number
B69 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
War, the hero and the will : Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic wars, Jane L. Bownas
Publication
Note
"First published in 2015 in Great Britain by Sussex Academic Press" -- Verso title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn901289184
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782841968
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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cba2deaf-6091-4a55-b5bf-86dbdb0fd9dd
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not applicable
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.b37407740
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)901289184
  • pebc1782841962

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