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Gatrell, Simon

Overview
Works: 24 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 6,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Pastoral fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Manuscripts  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4748, 823.8
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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 ( )
52 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbevilles, and meeting her "cousin" Alec proves to be her downfall. When Angel Clare offers her love and salvation, she must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future
Thomas Hardy writing dress by Simon Gatrell ( )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy and the proper study of mankind by Simon Gatrell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 660 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
Hardy, the creator : a textual biography by Simon Gatrell ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the Greenwood Tree Or the Mellstock Quire: a Rural Painting of the Dutch School by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small village in the south of England, a handsome working man falls in love with the newly arrived schoolteacher from a wealthy family who happens to be the village beauty. Other richer men want to win her hand as well. Who will win her hand?
The return of the native notes, including Hardy's life and career ... by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eustacia Vye criss-crosses the wild Egdon Heath, eager to experience life to the full in her quest for 'music, poetry, passion and war.' On her travels she meets Clym Yeobright, a native of the heath, but his idealism frustrates her romantic ambitions and her discontent draws others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness
A bibliography of George Crabbe by Tony Bareham ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy's vision of Wessex by Simon Gatrell ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 270 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 )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Far from the madding crowd notes ... by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bathsehba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices
The return of the native : a facsimile of the manuscript, with related materials by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ends of the earth ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ends of the earth, 1876-1918 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 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
English literature and the wider world / the ends of the earth : 1876-1918 / ed. by Simon Gatrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hardy's vision of Wessex by Simon Gatrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in Thomas Hardy ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical edition of Thomas Hardy's novel 'Under the Greenwood Tree' by Simon Gatrell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 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
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
The Thomas Hardy archive by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gatrell, S.
Gatrell, S. (Simon)
Languages
English (153)
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