The Life of Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography

Paperback | June 8, 2001

byPaul Turner

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Turner''s strikingly original and penetrating account of Hardy''s extraordinarily creative life and longevity offers a series of thirty-two chapters, each of which relates the biographical and literary background of a single work.

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Turner's strikingly original and penetrating account of Hardy's extraordinarily creative life and longevity offers a series of thirty-two chapters, each of which relates the biographical and literary background of a single work.

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Thomas Hardy's professional career was a triumph of self-help. Born the son of a village stonemason and a cook, he made himself the best-known English author of his day. He began with a course of self-education. Leaving school at sixteen, he taught himself Greek, and read Greek and Latin poetry between five and eight every morning, before walking three miles to work in an architect's office. His p...

Paul D.L. Turner, Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford, read Classics and English at Cambridge University, and was formerly a University Lecturer in English at Oxford University. He contributed Victorian Poetry, Drama, and Miscellaneous Prose 1832-1890 to the Oxford History of English Literature, and his many other publications include translations of Daphnis and Chloe, Lucian's Satirical and Thomas More's Utop...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.1 × 6.02 × 1.08 inPublished:June 8, 2001Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface and Acknowledgements.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

1. 'How I Built Myself a House'.

2. The Poor Man and the Lady.

3. Desperate Remedies.

4. Under the Greenwood Tree.

5. Pair of Blue Eyes.

6. Far From the Madding Crowd.

6. The Hand of Ethelberta.

7. The Return of the Native.

8. The Trumpet-Major.

9. A Laodicean.

10. Two on a Tower.

11. The Mayor of Casterbridge.

12. The Woodlanders.

13. Wessex Tales.

14. A Group of Noble Dames.

15. Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

16. Life's Little Ironies.

17. Jude the Obscure.

18. The Well-Beloved.

19. Wessex Poems.

20. Poems of the Past and Present.

21. The Dynasts Part First.

22. The Dynasts Part Second.

23. The Dynasts Part Third.

24. Time's Laughingstocks.

25. A Changed Man and Other Tales.

26. Satires of Circumstance.

27. Moments of Vision.

28. Late Lyrics and Earlier.

29. The Queen of Cornwall.

30. Human Shows.

31. Winter Words.

Notes.

Bibliography.