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Thomas Hardy : his life and friends

Author: F B Pinion
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This up-to-date and highly informative biography contains new disclosures and interpretations of evidence, and observes commendable proportions, neglecting nothing significant in Hardy's early years, and providing the most relevant details on his later life. It draws from innumerable sources, including all his published writings (not least the poems), biographies of him and of contemporaries, correspondence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F B Pinion
ISBN: 0312075707 9780312075705
OCLC Number: 24629476
Description: x, 438 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Ancestry and Birth --
2. School and Manor --
3. Further Education --
4. Hicks, Barnes, and Bastow --
5. The Moules of Fordington --
6. Arthur Blomfield and London --
7. First Verse and Fiction --
8. Emma Gifford --
9. Shock, Success, and Marriage --
10. Leslie Stephen --
11. 'A Two-Years' Idyll' --
12. 'The Failure of Things' --
13. This Way and That --
14. At Wimborne Minster --
15. Gosse, Dorchester, and The Mayor --
16. Max Gate, The Woodlanders, and Italy --
17. Tales and Tess --
18. Florence Henniker --
19. Jude and Consequences --
20. To the Century's End --
21. The Dynasts --
22. Florence Emily Dugdale --
23. Emma's Death --
24. Aftercourses --
25. In Time of 'the Breaking of Nations' --
26. Age and Youth --
27. Late Drama and T. E. Lawrence --
28. The Coming of the End --
29. His Death and After --
30. In Retrospect
Responsibility: F.B. Pinion.

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This up-to-date and highly informative biography contains new disclosures and interpretations of evidence, and observes commendable proportions, neglecting nothing significant in Hardy's early years, and providing the most relevant details on his later life. It draws from innumerable sources, including all his published writings (not least the poems), biographies of him and of contemporaries, correspondence of friends and acquaintances, Emma Hardy's diaries, and many unpublished letters from her and Florence Hardy. Except for brief background introductions which indicate how some of Hardy's friends (ranging chronologically from William Barnes and Horace Moule to Colonel Lawrence and Siegfried Sassoon) influenced his career or enriched his life, this biography keeps very closely in touch with him and his literary work and interests. The division between him and Emma is a dominant issue. On this and elsewhere, wherever uncertainty is inherent, the author provides the available evidence without any fictional assertion. His work is well organized, cogent, and full of interest.

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