Thomas Hardy

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Wordsworth Editions, 2007 - 613 Seiten
Originally published as a biography of Thomas Hardy by Florence, his widow, this 'Life' is now known to have been essentially the work of Hardy himself. There has been much critical discussion of its hybrid status, and of Hardy's motives for contriving what some have seen as a deception.This controversy has tended to obscure a much more important issue - the oddity, attractiveness and diversity of the work in question. It does give an account of Hardy's life, from the very moment of birth when he was 'thrown aside as dead' till rescued by the midwife. But more than that it offers a wonderful miscellany of reminiscences, anecdotes, folk-tales, personal insights, diary entries and intriguing reflections on art in general and fiction and poetry in particular. It reveals a good deal about Hardy the man, and still more about Hardy the writer. No lover of his novels or poems should be without it.
 

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Student and Architect
28
Work in London
36
Between Architecture and Literature
57
StJuliot
68
First Three Books
85
Far from the Madding Crowd Marriage and Another Novel
97
Holland the Rhine and Sturminster Newton
112
Life and Literature in a London Suburb
122
Visits and Intermittent Writing
260
Another Novel Finished Mutilated and Restored
270
PART six Verse to the End of The Dynasts
297
Collecting Old Poems and Making New
299
Wessex Poems and Others
308
Poems of the Past and the Present and Others
317
Part First of The Dynasts
328
The Remainder of The Dynasts
339

London Normandy and Cambridge
133
A Difficult Period and a Change
147
Wimborne and Two on a Tower
155
The County Town
165
Max Gate and The Woodlanders
180
Italian Journey
192
PART FOUR Between Town and Country
203
London Friends Paris and Short Stories
205
More Town Friends and a Novels Dismemberment
219
Observations on People and Things 2 30
230
The Novel Tess Restored and Published
239
PART FIVE TessJude and the End of Prose
249
The Reception of the Book
251
PART SEVEN Times Laughingstocks Satires of Circumstance and Moments of Vision
349
Deaths of Swinburne and Meredith
351
The Freedom of the Borough
359
Bereavement
365
Revisitings Second Marriage and War Writings
371
War Efforts Deaths of Relatives and Moments of Vision
379
Reflections on Poetry
393
The Dynasts at Oxford Honorary Degree A Deputation
407
Some Farewells
422
The Last Scene
442
Appendix i
461
Appendix 3
467
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