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ISBN-13: 9781400133987
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 03/12/2007
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Claire Tomalin is the author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year, the Whitbread Biography Award, and the Samuel Pepys Award, and dubbed "invaluable" by the New York Review of Books.

British actress and narrator Josephine Bailey has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and a prestigious Audie Award, and Publishers Weekly named her Best Female Narrator in 2002.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
List of Illustrations     xi
Map: showing the area around Higher Bockhampton and Max Gate     xiv
Prologue     xvii
1840-1867
Mother     3
Child     18
The Bookish Boy     31
Friends and Brothers     46
The Londoner     63
1867-1874
The Clever Lad's Dream     87
Lyonnesse     99
The True Vocation     112
Easy to Die     126
A Short Visit to the Continent     141
1875-1905
Dreaming the Heath     163
Hardy Joins a Club     175
The Tower     188
The Conformers     200
The Blighted Star     218
Tom and Em     233
The Terra-cotta Dress     245
A Witch and a Wife     263
Cat, Bird, Eagle, Sphinx     279
1905-1928
Convergence     297
Satires of Circumstance     312
A Friend from Cambridge     326
The Wizard     339
Winter Words     358
Epilogue     370
List of Abbreviations     381
Notes     383
Bibliography     453
Text and Illustration Permissions     462
Index     465

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