Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Book - 2007
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"A masterful portrait" ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ) from a Whitbread Award-winning biographer

The novels of Thomas Hardy have a permanent place on every booklover's shelf, yet little is known about the interior life of the man who wrote them. A believer and an unbeliever, a socialist and a snob, an unhappy husband and a desolate widower, Hardy challenged the sexual and religious conventions of his time in his novels and then abandoned fiction to reestablish himself as a great twentieth-century lyric poet. In this acclaimed new biography, Claire Tomalin, one of today's preeminent literary biographers, investigates this beloved writer and reveals a figure as rich and complex as his tremendous legacy.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9781594201189
1594201188
Branch Call Number: B H272t, 2007
B HARDY THOMAS
Characteristics: xxv, 486 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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