Routledge – 2003 – 256 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
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:
Exposition and guide, this volume enables readers to form their own readings of one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century.
Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Referencing Introduction Part 1: Life and Contexts Part 2: Work Part 3: Criticism Chronology Bibliography. Index
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.