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Thomas Hardy

Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Tomalin
ISBN: 9781594201189 1594201188
OCLC Number: 78739114
Description: xxv, 486 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 1840-1867. Mother ; Child ; The bookish boy ; Friends and brothers ; The Londoner. --
pt. 2. 1867-1874. The clever lad's dream ; Lyonnesse ; The true vocation ; Easy to die ; A short visit to the continent. --
pt. 3. 1875-1905. Dreaming the heath ; Hardy joins a club ; The tower ; The conformers ; The blighted star ; Tom and Em ; The terra-cotta dress ; A witch and a wife ; Cat, bird, eagle, sphinx. --
pt. 4. 1905-1928. Convergence ; Satires of circumstance ; A friend from Cambridge ; The wizard ; Winter words.
Responsibility: Claire Tomalin.
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A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.

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