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Author Seymour-Smith, Martin.

Title Hardy / Martin Seymour-Smith.

Imprint London : Bloomsbury, 1994.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  823.8 H222Bs 1994b    ---  Lib Use Only
Description x, 886 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 865-867) and index.
Contents Family and boyhood -- School -- Architect's office -- First visit to London -- At Bockhampton and Weymouth -- Emma Gifford -- Desperate remedies -- Under the greenwood tree -- A pair of blue eyes -- Far from the maddening crowd -- Marriage -- The Sturminster idyll -- Tooting and the trumpet-major -- A Laodicean -- Wimborne and two on a tower -- Dorchester -- The mayor of Casterbridge -- The woodlanders and Max Gate -- Marking time -- A roving eye -- Tess of the d'Urbervilles -- Throbbings of noontide -- Florence Henniker -- Jude the obscure -- Dissention at Max Gate -- Poetry at last -- The well-beloved -- A malignant God? -- Wessex poems -- The dynasts -- Deceit -- Emma's death -- A usual mistake -- Too late, farewell -- War -- and more 'adolescence' -- Gertrude Bugler -- Good things.
Summary Thomas Hardy has been seriously misinterpreted by his previous biographers, Robert Gittings and Michael Millgate, claims the author of this book, Martin Seymour-Smith. This biography establishes that the popular view of Thomas Hardy as a mean, snobbish, impotent pessimist who couldn't get on with women is wholly inaccurate. Hardy was in fact a shy, sensitive man who cared deeply about his fellow beings, including both his wives. The author also overturns the idea that Hardy was a naive amateur by pointing to his poetry which has been ignored by the critics since it was attacked by T.S. Eliot. Other work by the author includes "Who's Who in Twentieth-Century Literature" and the encyclopaedic four volume "Guide to Modern World Art", as well as biographies of Robert Graves and Rudyard Kipling.
Subject Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. (OCoLC)fst00034596
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Indexed Term English fiction
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 0747510377
0747518793 (pbk.)
9780747518792 (pbk.)

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