The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy, 1926-1927 by Thomas Hardy
This seventh and final volume of the definitive edition of Thomas Hardy's letters contains more than 350 letters, most never before published, written during the last two years of Hardy's life. In addition to the usual scrupulous annotation and extensive cross-referencing, chronology, and recipient index, this final volume contains a number of earlier letters that became available too late to be included in earlier editions and a General Index covering texts and annotations found throughout the series.
An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.