Sunday, September 18, 2016

Janet Todd cites me on Pride and Prejudice

Photo of Darcy and Elizabeth!

In chapter 2 of The Cambridge Companion to 'Pride and Prejudice' (2013), Janet Todd presents recent literary 'Criticism' on the novel Pride and Prejudice, including an article of my own:
In 'Darcy's Ardent Love and Resentful Temper in Pride and Prejudice' Horace Hodges argued that Darcy was used to test current ideas of resentment, such as those discussed by Scottish Enlightenment thinkers Adam Smith and the historian William Robertson, who wrote of 'the strong resentment which calumniated innocence naturally feels'. Darcy's love for Elizabeth lets him put resentment in an epistemological framework and is imbued with 'the Christian concept of a love that is not proud and that seeks to perceive what is good in the loved one'.[26]
That's on page 144, and so is the footnote:
[26] Horace Hodges, 'Darcy's Ardent Love and Resentful Temper in Pride and Prejudice', Persuasions 30 (Winter 2009).
So, I'm now officially "Horace Hodges," I reckon . . .



At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horace: are receiving some recognition for your comments. Keepup the good work. Bloviating has its rewards.


At 4:18 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I am more than a footnote to history. I am several footnotes!

Jeffery Hodges

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