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Thomas Hardy and his readers a selection of contemporary reviews by Laurence Lerner

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Published by Bodley Head in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hardy, Thomas, -- 1840-1928.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited with a commentary by Laurence Lerner and John Holmstrom.
ContributionsHolmstrom, John.
The Physical Object
Pagination173 p.
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14593511M

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'A wide range of readers will be attracted by the accessible style, moderate length, and reasonable price of Reading Thomas Hardy. Those less familiar with Hardy criticism will benefit from Levine’s adept summaries of some of the major areas of debate, which cover questions of realism, style, respectability, narrative position, and by: 1. Readers objected that the characters in the books did not behave morally. Hardy then gave up novel writing entirely and wrote only poetry. The Dynasts () is an epic drama about the Napoleonic Wars. All the rest of his poetry is lyrical. The mood in Hardy's books is usually gloomy, and the main characters often meet an unhappy end. Thomas Hardy, OM, was an English author of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates cha/5.   What he himself characteristically called 'his idiosyncratic mode of regard' is a factor few readers of Hardy's novels can overlook and one with which all serious students of his fiction must come to terms. The fact that there is nevertheless little final agreement about the nature of his achievement has prompted Miss Vigar to make a fresh study of Hardy's own notes and essays on the art of.

Thomas Hardy, OM, was an English author of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural. He regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain/5(). Thomas Hardy was born June 2, in the village of Upper Bockhampton, located in Southwestern England. His father was a stone-mason and a violinist. His mother enjoyed reading and retelling folk songs and legends popular in the region. You could say that Thomas Hardy's work became more miserable as time went on; however, this is not explicitly true as even his earliest work was riddled with tragedy, including A Pair of Blue Eyes, Hardy's third book, written before his fourth book Far From the Madding Crowd, in which the narrative's heroine, Elfride, is rejected by her fiancé and dies in childbirth (after marrying another. 'A wide range of readers will be attracted by the accessible style, moderate length, and reasonable price of Reading Thomas Hardy. Those less familiar with Hardy criticism will benefit from Levine’s adept summaries of some of the major areas of debate, which cover questions of realism, style, respectability, narrative position, and observation.

  Thomas Hardy has been my favorite author ever since I read "The Mayor of Casterbridge" as a sophomore in high school,'way back in Since that first book, I have read his novels avidly, and with great pleasure, as has my son/5().   Thomas Hardy's best of novels to your reading list The Mayor of Casterbridge. The Mayor of Casterbridge is considered to be one of Hardy's best works. The novel is a tragic story of Michael Henchard, a man who rises to civic prominence but is haunted by his past. The book has the reader on the edge of their seat with the psychological mind. Thomas Hardy, born in the year , wrote both novels and poetry before dying in the year , at the age of 87, after becoming ill with pleurisy in late He was born to Thomas, who worked as a local builder and stonemason and Jemima, his mom. I talk about six of Thomas Hardy's books -- and share where I started so you can read his works too! ️ SUBSCRIBE: 📚 MY BLOG: http://bit.