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Thomas Hardy's Vision of Wessex
     

Thomas Hardy's Vision of Wessex

by S. Gatrell
 
Wessex did not spring full-born from Hardy's imagination when he began to write. The first part of the book reveals in detail how Wessex became what it is, geographically, socially and culturally, beginning with his fist poem in the 1860s and ending with Winter Words, his last collection of verse. The second (briefer) part is an account of the impact of Hardy's vision

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Wessex did not spring full-born from Hardy's imagination when he began to write. The first part of the book reveals in detail how Wessex became what it is, geographically, socially and culturally, beginning with his fist poem in the 1860s and ending with Winter Words, his last collection of verse. The second (briefer) part is an account of the impact of Hardy's vision of Wessex on twentieth-century English culture, offering an explanation for Hardy's endurance as a popular novelist.

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'...brings Gatrell's formidable knowledge of Hardy's textual history to bear on the region's imaginative evolution.' - Bharat Tandon, Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9780333748343
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/03/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Gatrell is Professor of English at the University of Georgia.

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