|类型/形式：||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
Cecil, David, 1902-1986.
Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946
|提及的人：||Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy|
|注意：||Originally delivered as the Clark lectures at Trinity college, Cambridge. cf. Prefatory note.
|描述：||235 pages : frontispiece (portrait) ; 21 cm|
|内容：||His scope ---
His power ---
His art ---
His weakness ---
Style and summing up.
|责任：||by David Cecil.|
This study was composed as a course of lectures. I fear that, transferred to the printed page, its mode of expression may seem at once too colloquial and too declamatory, too loose in structure and too emphatic in phrase, not to jar on a fastidious taste. If so, I hope my critics will remember that it was designed to be heard by an audience, not perused by a solitary reader and will grant me their indulgence. May I also take this occasion to thank the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, first for doing me the honour of inviting me to deliver the Clark Lectures, and secondly for the warmth of their welcome to me during my sojourn in their stately courts.