The author and publisher wish to thank the following for permission to use their material in this volume:
Extracts from Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd, ed. Suzanne Falck-Yi and Simon Gatrell, Oxford World's Classics edition, 1993; The Return of the Native, ed. Simon Gatrell, 1990; Tess of the d'Urbervilles, ed. Juliet Grindle and Simon Gatrell, 1988; Jude the Obscure, ed. Patricia Ingham, 1985--by permission of Oxford University Press.
Extracts from Charlotte Brontë: The Professor, ed. Margaret Smith and Herbert Rosengarten , 1987; lane Eyre, ed. Margaret Smith, 1980; Shirley, ed. Herbert Rosengarten and Margaret Smith, 1981; Villette, ed. Margaret Smith and Herbert Rosengarten , 1990--by permission of Oxford University Press.
Extracts from George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss, ed. Gordon S. Haight, 1980; Middlemarch, ed. David Carroll, 1986; Daniel Deronda, ed. Graham Handley, 1984-- by permission of Oxford University Press.
Extracts from Judith Mitchell, "Hardy's Female Reader," in The Sense of Sex: Feminist Perspectives on Hardy, ed. Margaret Higonnet, 1993, 172-87. Copyright 1993 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Used with the permission of the University of Illinois.
The author gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the University of Victoria in providing research grants and study leave in the production of this book, as well as the invaluable assistance of Penny Sippel, Senior Production Editor, Greenwood Press.