Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited by Michael MillgateThomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited by Michael Millgate

Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited

byMichael Millgate

Paperback | November 15, 2006

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Michael Millgate's classic biography of the great novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was first published in 1982. Much new information about Hardy has since become available, often in volumes edited or co-edited by Millgate himself, and many established assumptions have been challenged andrevolutionized by scholarly research. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and considerably expanded new edition the world's leading Hardy scholar draws not only upon these new materials but upon an exceptional understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his lifeand work. Many large and small aspects of Hardy's life are here freshly illuminated, including his family background, his fumbling self-education as a poet, his difficult relations with his first wife and hers with his family, his sexual infatuations, his secret collaborations with aspiring womenwriters, his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained his remarkable creativity into extreme old age. Thorough, authoritative, and eminently readable, Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited is now the standard life of Hardy for anew generation.
Michael Millgate was born in Hampshire, studied at the universities of Cambridge, Michigan, and Leeds, and has now retired from the University of Toronto as University Professor of English Emeritus. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal society of Canada, he is best known for iThe Achievement of William Faulkner/i (...
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Title:Thomas Hardy: A Biography RevisitedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.48 inPublished:November 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue1. Hardys and Hands2. Bockhampton3. Dorchester4. London5. iThe Poor Man and the Lady/i6. St Juliot7. iFar From the Madding Crowd/i8. Marriage9. Sturminster Newton10. iThe Return of the Native/i11. Illness12. Return to Dorchester13. Max Gate14. iThe Woodlanders/i15. The Writing of iTess/i16. The Publication of iTess/i17. Florence Henniker18. The Making of iJude/i19. The Publication of iJude/i20. Keeping Separate21. Pessimistic Meliorist22. iThe Dynasts/i23. After the Visit24. A Funeral25. A Second Marriage26. Life-Writing27. Tea at Max Gate28. Plays and Players29. Last Things30. Afterwards

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`By its calm and judicial treatment of the new material, Millgate's biography does credit to the integrity and judgement of all concerned. . . . A superb work of scholarship.'Listener