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Thomas Hardy

By Geoffrey Harvey

Routledge – 2003 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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Description

Thomas Hardy was the foremost novelist of his time, as well as an established poet. Author of Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy reflected in his works the dynamics of social, intellectual and aesthetic change in nineteenth-century England.

This guide provides students with a lucid introduction to Hardy's life and works and the basis for a sound comprehension of his work, including:

  • the major aspects of Hardy's life in the context of contemporary culture
  • a detailed commentary on Hardy's most important work and a critical map of Hardy's complete writing
  • an outline of the vast body of criticism that has built up around Hardy's work with examples of recent critical debate.

Exposition and guide, this volume enables readers to form their own readings of one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century.

Contents

Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Referencing Introduction Part 1: Life and Contexts Part 2: Work Part 3: Criticism Chronology Bibliography. Index

Author Bio

Geoffrey Harvey is the author of The Romantic Tradition in Modern English Poetry (1986). He is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Reading.

Name: Thomas Hardy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Geoffrey Harvey. Thomas Hardy was the foremost novelist of his time, as well as an established poet. Author of Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy reflected in his works the dynamics of social, intellectual and aesthetic change in nineteenth-century...
Categories: Introductory Literary Studies, Novel, 19th Century Literature