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Thomas Hardy.

Presents the background to the life and times of Thomas Hardy, surveys his works, and provides contemporary critical opinions of them.

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  • "Presents the background to the life and times of Thomas Hardy, surveys his works, and provides contemporary critical opinions of them."@en
  • "Hardy's life - His readers - Poetry - Novels."@en
  • "Hardy wrote nearly a thousand poems, fourteen novels, four volumes of short stories, a play, a boys' adventure story, & a 500-page dramatic epic, so the author was selective."
  • "Thomas Hardy is today recognised as second only to Shakespeare in the greatness of his achievement. Writer of fourteen published novels, two or three of them among the greatest in our language, of that remarkable Napoleonic epic, The Dynasts, of nearly eight books of verse containing some of the finest and most anthologised of all English poems, and a host of short stories, Hardy is a fascinating literary personality. James Gibson traces his life from his birth in a humble cottage in Dorset to his death and burial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. We see Hardy in the first thirty years of his life determined to become a great writer and earnestly preparing himself for that career. For most of the next thirty years he wrote novels which slowly brought him fame and wealth, and then, returning to his first love, poetry, he achieved a similar success as a poet. He is shown to be a highly professional writer who drew largely upon his own personal experience and took great pride in his calling."
  • "Thomas Hardy in the Literary Lives series relates Hardy's life to his career as a writer, giving particular attention to his determination as a young man to make literature his career, his methodical preparation during the first thirty years of his life for that career, the writing of his fourteen published novels and the fame they brought him, and then, the culmination of his life as writer, his emergence in his remaining thirty years as one of the very greatest of English poets and the writer of The Dynasts."
  • "Thomas Hardy in the Literary Lives series relates Hardy's life to his career as a writer, giving particular attention to his determination as a young man to make literature his career, his methodical preparation during the first thirty years of his life for that career, the writing of his fourteen published novels and the fame they brought him, and then, the culmination of his life as writer, his emergence in his remaining thirty years as one of the very greatest of English poets and the writer of The Dynasts."@en
  • "Hardy was an unknown architect in 1870, a famous novelist by 1895, and acknowledged as a great novelist, poet and epic-dramatist when he died in 1928. This book brings together over 100 recollections from the great and famous."

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  • "Biography"
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  • "Concordances"@en
  • "Biographie."
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc."
  • "Biografia."
  • "Interviews"
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Interviews"@en

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  • "Thomas Hardy : a literary life /"
  • "Thomas Hardy."
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  • "Thomas Hardy /"
  • "Thomas Hardy. [With plates, including a portrait.]."
  • "Thomas Hardy. [With plates, including a portrait.]."@en
  • "Thomas Hardy a variorum concordance to the complete poems /"@en
  • "Thomas Hardy : a casebook /"@en
  • "Thomas Hardy A Literary Life."@en
  • "Thomas Hardy : Interviews and recollections /"
  • "Thomas Hardy : interviews and recollections /"@en
  • "Thomas Hardy : interviews and recollections /"
  • "Thomas Hardy : poems /"
  • "Thomas Hardy : a literary life."
  • "Thomas Hardy"
  • "Thomas Hardy a literary life /"@en
  • "Thomas Hardy : a literary life /"@en

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