Selected Poetry of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poetry of Thomas Hardy

by Thomas Hardy
     
 


Thomas Hardy is among the best-loved of the great English poets, perhaps drawing his great popularity from the elegaic tone of much of his finest verse and the universality of his subject matter: birth, childhood, love, marriage, age, and death. Those elegies inspired by the death of his first wife Emma are some of his best, and are well represented in this…  See more details below

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Thomas Hardy is among the best-loved of the great English poets, perhaps drawing his great popularity from the elegaic tone of much of his finest verse and the universality of his subject matter: birth, childhood, love, marriage, age, and death. Those elegies inspired by the death of his first wife Emma are some of his best, and are well represented in this new selection of his verse. Prepared by Samuel Hynes, the editor of the definitive Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Thomas Hardy, this volume includes a selection of Hardy's poetry that spans his life, verses that influenced later poets as diverse as Robert Graves and Philip Larkin, Ezra Pound and W.H. Auden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192832733
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/24/1996
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

About the Editor:
Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature Emeritus at Princeton University.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 2, 1840
Date of Death:
January 11, 1928
Place of Birth:
Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England
Place of Death:
Max Gate, Dorchester, England
Education:
Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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