Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited

Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited

by Michael Millgate
     
 

Michael Millgate's biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, 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 and revolutionized by scholarly research. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and… See more details below

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Michael Millgate's biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, 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 and revolutionized 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 understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his life and 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 women writers, his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained his remarkable creativity into extreme old age. Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited will become the standard life of Hardy for a new generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199275656
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Pages:
638
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Hardys and Hands
2. Bockhampton
3. Dorchester
4. London
5. The Poor Man and the Lady
6. St Juliot
7. Far From the Madding Crowd
8. Marriage
9. Sturminster Newton
10. The Return of the Native
11. Illness
12. Return to Dorchester
13. Max Gate
14. The Woodlanders
15. The Writing of Tess
16. The Publication of Tess
17. Florence Henniker
18. The Making of Jude
19. The Publication of Jude
20. Keeping Separate
21. Pessimistic Meliorist
22. The Dynasts
23. After the Visit
24. A Funeral
25. A Second Marriage
26. Life-Writing
27. Tea at Max Gate
28. Plays and Players
29. Last Things
30. Afterwards

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