RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 46929303 LA English T1 Thomas Hardy : the complete poems A1 Hardy, Thomas,, Gibson, James,, PB Palgrave PP Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York YR 2001 SN 0333949293 9780333949290 0333949285 9780333949283 AB "Thomas Hardy's first love was always poetry. It was not until 1898, when he was fifty-eight years old, having already established his reputation with fourteen novels and over forty short stories, that his first book of poetry, Wessex Poems, was published. For the final thirty years of his life he abandoned fiction and devoted himself entirely to poetry. It is a tribute to his remarkable powers of creativity that he is now not only regarded as one of the most important of English novelists but is also recognised as a poet of major stature and ever-increasing popularity. The Complete Poems, edited by James Gibson, includes all of Hardy's prolific output of more than nine hundred poems, complemented by a detailed notes section. Collected in this single volume are his eight books of verse, all of the uncollected poems, 'Domicilium', and the songs from The Dynasts. This new edition contains an additional poem, The Sound of Her."--BOOK JACKET.