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Gatrell, Simon

Overview
Works: 30 works in 214 publications in 1 language and 8,248 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Musical fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PZ3.H222, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Gatrell
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

58 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy's best-selling novel about a country girl who is forced to sin against her will. Includes a reader's supplement
The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the vast, brooding heathlands of England, this novel lays bare the frailties of human love
Thomas Hardy and the proper study of mankind by Simon Gatrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Gatrell offers a fresh and stimulating exploration of Hardy's account in fiction of the individual man or woman's relationship with various aspects of the encompassing world - with other men and women, with the aggregation known as society, with the natural and artificial environment, and with the supernatural. He focuses on the importance of community in Hardy's fiction, especially on the ability of rural villages and towns to withstand the stresses of industrialized agriculture and the national standardization of education and culture. He also proposes that the full titles Hardy gave to a number of his novels have not been sufficiently attended to as signs instinct with meaning. The title of the book alludes, in part, to Pope's Essay on Man. Simon Gatrell writes, "In his examination of humankind Pope considers how we stand as individuals in relation to divine power, to Nature, and to each other. It is my suggestion that Hardy considers essentially the same questions in his novels: what external to us causes things to happen - God, fate, destiny, the Immanent Will? how do individuals stand in relation to their environment [and] society? and what part do individuals' own natures play in what occurs to them?" Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind concentrates on eight of Hardy's fourteen novels, ranging from the early Under the Greenwood Tree, through neglected middle-period works like Two on a Tower, to the final masterpieces Tess of the d' Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. Of particular note is the author's provocatively imaginative reconstruction of the story of Angel Clare, which follows the chapter on Tess. There are also chapters on the role dance plays in Hardy's fiction and on how his writing encompasses the wider world beyond Wessex and England. A feature of the critical inquiry is the illumination afforded by the study of Hardy's often substantial revisions
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the Wessex novels proper and one of the most popular of Hardy's novel, the common groundwork of which is a very vivid depiction of the people of Dorset and the neighbouring counties, and of the natural life and scenery ... An idyll of village life, in which the members of a carrier's family and the village choir, a gathering of rustic oddities, furnish a sort of comic chorus to the love-affairs of a rustic boy and girl
Hardy, the creator : a textual biography by Simon Gatrell( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of George Crabbe by Tony Bareham( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's vision of Wessex by Simon Gatrell( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hardy's Wessex has been much written about, but all the guidebooks and academic studies are based on Wessex as it stood when Hardy, at the age of 72, had completed his transformation of the place. When he began writing in the 1860s, Wessex wasn't even a gleam in his eye. This book traces each step in the evolution of his vision of Wessex in his novels, stories and poems, and suggests how, at several key moments in his career, Wessex might have taken a different direction. There are a number of maps, and reproductions of significant illustrations included in the body of the book."--Jacket
English literature and the wider world( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to apply the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. When the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene inherits her own farm, she attracts three very different suitors; the seemingly commonplace man-of-the-soil Gabriel Oak, the dashing young soldier Francis Troy, and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. Her choice, and the tragedy it provokes, lie at the centre of Hardy's ambivalent story. This edition presents a new text of the novel restoring several manuscript passages never before published with the novel and many of the 1901 revisions missing from nearly all modern versions
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : a facsimile of the manuscript, with related materials by Thomas Hardy( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy writing dress by Simon Gatrell( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ends of the earth, 1876-1918( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the movement from the self-confident mid-Victorian attitudes expressed by Trollope in South Africa; through the parallel growths of fear of European expansionism and glory in British imperialism voiced by Kipling, Meredith, and Gissing; to the post Victorian, post-Boer War reaction found in Conrad, Forster, and Wells
The Ends of the earth( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and the wider world / the ends of the earth : 1876-1918 / ed. by Simon Gatrell( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy's vision of Wessex by Simon Gatrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and the wider world( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and the wider world( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thomas Hardy archive / a facs. of the ms. with related materials / ed. with an introd. by Simon Gatrell by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thomas Hardy archive. a facsimile of the manuscipt with related materials by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Far fron the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Thomas Hardy's vision of WessexHardy's vision of Wessex
Alternative Names
Gatrell, S.

Gatrell, S. (Simon)

Languages
English (202)

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The return of the nativeUnder the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch schoolThomas Hardy's vision of WessexFar from the madding crowdHardy's vision of WessexFar fron the Madding Crowd