The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy: Volume V: The Dynasts, Part Third; The Famous Tragedy…

Hardcover | September 1, 1989

byThomas HardyEditorSamuel Hynes

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Volumes IV and V of the Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy, which complete the edition, contain all of his dramatic writing in verse. Hardy was Hardy was interested in dramatic verse all his adult life; before he wrote his first novel he considered writing plays in blank verse, and duringthe thirty years of his novel-writing career he entered in his notebooks many schemes for a vast poetic drama of England's wars with Napoleon. But it was not until after he had turned from fiction to poetry, in the 1890s, that he actually began to work on a poetic drama. The Dynasts was writtenbetween 1902 and 1907; the Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall was began in 1916 and completed in 1923. In addition to the two major dramas this volume includes Hardy's versions of two folk-pieces: the Mummers'Play of 'Saint George'and the rustic operetta O'Jan. O'Jan, O'Jan'(here published for the first time). Textual annotations, together with a full account of the rough draft of Part Third of TheDynasts, make it possible for the reader to follow the history of the composition of Hardy's epic drama in unusual detail. Explantory notes to each of the dramatic works describe its composition and publication, and provide supporting material from Hardy's letters and notebooks. Appendices addfurther information on the production and performance of these works.

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Volumes IV and V of the Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy, which complete the edition, contain all of his dramatic writing in verse. Hardy was Hardy was interested in dramatic verse all his adult life; before he wrote his first novel he considered writing plays in blank verse, and duringthe thirty years of his novel-writing caree...

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is one of England's greatest novelists. Most of his work is set in his native Dorset, on the south coast of England. Samuel Hynes is at Princeton University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:September 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198127864

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`Hynes's choice of copy-text gives particular clarity to the listing, at the foot of the page, of all printed variants.'Charles Lock, University of Copenhagen, Essays in Criticism, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, July '97