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Hardy, Barbara 1924-2016

Works: 135 works in 803 publications in 2 languages and 24,747 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Didactic fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Honoree, Other, Singer
Classifications: PR4688, 823.8
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Publications by Barbara Hardy, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Barbara Hardy
The novels of George Eliot; a study in form by Barbara Hardy( Book )
78 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 libraries worldwide
A reading of Jane Austen by Barbara Hardy( Book )
33 editions published between 1075 and 2000 in English and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
A Reading of Jane Austen (first published by Peter Owen in 1975) has established itself with critics and readers as an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on this author, full of fresh and stimulating perceptions. Central to the word is Barbara Hardy's view of Jane Austen as the originator of the modern novel, largely through her creation of a new and flexible medium enabling her to move easily from sympathy to detachment, from one mind to many minds, from solitary scenes to social gatherings
Critical essays on George Eliot by Barbara Hardy( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
The appropriate form; an essay on the novel by Barbara Hardy( Book )
35 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
In this substantial essay on the novel (first published in 1964) Barbara Hardy distinguishes three integral aspects of the art of fiction - story, the working-out of a moral problem, and ""truthfulness"", defined as ""the lively representation of reality"". From this standpoint she discusses and elucidates some characteristic excellences and limitations of a number of major novels and novelists, including Defoe, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Meredith, James, Hardy, E.M. Forster, and D.H. Lawrence
The moral art of Dickens; essays by Barbara Hardy( Book )
38 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Hardy makes a sustained exploration of the moral concern of Dickens's works, that give to his portray of society and the individual its unique quality
The exposure of luxury; radical themes in Thackeray by Barbara Hardy( Book )
15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Tellers and listeners : the narrative imagination by Barbara Hardy( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Middlemarch; critical approaches to the novel by Barbara Hardy( Book )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
This Anglo-American collection of essays on Middlemarch comprises a many-faceted study of a great and much-discussed novel. Written by scholars on both sides of the Atlantic who are linked by a close and concentrated interest in the novel, this group of complementary and interrelated studies is representative of its time, both in its range and in the way it looks back and ahead in methods and conclusions. It mixes formal analysis and doubts about formal analysis; studies of background and studies of foreground; and proffers examples of linguistic criticism of a relaxed and eclectic kind. Reade
The advantage of lyric : essays on feeling in poetry by Barbara Hardy( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
In the title essay, Professor Hardy argues for the special advantage of lyric over other other literary genres in conveying intense private feelings publicly. She then gives detailed consideraton to the lyric poetry of John Donne, Arthur Hugh Clough, and a group of poets central to the modernist canon: Hopkins, Yeats, Aden, Dylan Thomas, and Sylvia Plath. Those interested in W.H. Auden will find the book of particular value, since Auden occupies a central place in it. W.H. Auden has frequently been held up as the modern example par excellence of a 'public poet' whose works betray relatively li
Forms of feeling in Victorian fiction by Barbara Hardy( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Particularities : readings in George Eliot by Barbara Hardy( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 libraries worldwide
Charles Dickens : the later novels: Bleak House ... Edwin Drood by Barbara Hardy( Book )
44 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Book )
47 editions published between 1876 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Deronda, a high-minded young man searching for his path in life, finds himself drawn by a series of dramatic encounters into two contrasting worlds: the English country-house life of Gwendolen Harleth, a high-spirited beauty trapped in an oppressive marriage, and the very different lives of a poor Jewish girl, Mirah, and her family. As Deronda uncovers the long-hidden secret of his own parentage, Eliot's moving and suspenseful narrative opens up a world of Jewish experience previously unknown to the Victorian novel
George Eliot : a critic's biography by Barbara Hardy( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Not for publication: ''promises to present the distilled understanding and insight of Professor Hardy''s lifetime engagement with George Eliot ... strengths lie in the sensitive close reading that distinguishes Barbara Hardy''s criticism and in the fascinating links and echoes between life and fiction that her comprehensive knowledge of the novelist''s writing enables her to find ... the proposed book would be accessible to a wide general readership and Barbara Hardy''s established reputation would be a selling point in itself.'' Readers report from John Rignall (Reader at University of Warwick a
Dickens and creativity by Barbara Hardy( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 libraries worldwide
This monograph covers Dickens and creativity, analysing both his discussion of creativity and imagination and illustrations in his work. Charles Dickens' experience and imagining of creativity is at the heart of his self-awareness, subject-matter and narrative. His intelligence works intuitively rather than conceptually and ideas about imagination often emerge informally in personal letters and implicitly through characters, language and story. His self-analysis and reflexive tendency are embedded in his styles and forms of narrative and dialogue, images of normality, madness, extremity, subver
Dylan Thomas : an original language by Barbara Hardy( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy : imagining imagination : Hardy's poetry and fiction by Barbara Hardy( Book )
18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
The author offers close readings of Thomas Hardy's poetry and novels, regarding these as expressive forms of everyday and professional acts of the imagination. Hardy is placed in the long tradition of writers who subject is not art but imagination and whose most interesting aesthetic introspectionÆs, like those of Jane Austen and George Eliot, are oblique or sub-textual. So what the reader follows here is Hardy's imagining of imagination in his elegies and nature poems and in his major characters from Gabriel Oak to Tess and Jude. The themes and forms examined by Barbara Hardy include narrative
Charles Dickens, the writer and his work by Barbara Hardy( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's storytellers : dramatic narration by Barbara Hardy( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The collected essays of Barbara Hardy by Barbara Hardy( Book )
12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
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Hardy, Barbara Nathan.
Nathan, Barbara, 1924-2016
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