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The Resource Thomas Hardy, Claire Tomalin

Thomas Hardy, Claire Tomalin

Label
Thomas Hardy
Title
Thomas Hardy
Statement of responsibility
Claire Tomalin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Hardy was one of the great Victorian novelists - and also one of the great twentieth-century poets. This is the first of the many paradoxes he presents. He was a believer and an unbeliever, a socialist and a snob, an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; a driven man who ended his days in simplicity and serenity. Born in 1840, he could recall his grandmother telling him she was ironing her muslin frock when she first heard that the French queen's head had been cut off in the 1790s, yet he lived to know Winston Churchill." "Hardy was the son of a village builder and a girl who had gone into service as a child. His first book - a raging novel attacking the upper classes - was judged at the time too harsh to publish. Yet he ultimately won the affection and support of the English aristocracy, and as a result his last two novels were published without censor, despite their criticism of English class rigidity and moral severity." "He wrote classic accounts of the beauty of the countryside and the traditions of village life, but every spring he chose to leave Dorset and spend the summer months in London. While his wife Emma lived, he wrote hardly a line of verse about her. Only after her death did he devote himself to poems of love and regret. Depression came so sharply to him that he sometimes said it would be better not to have been born. But in a moment, music, falling in love with a pretty face or seeing the view from a high point over the Dorset hills could spring him out of the gloom."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NOG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomalin, Claire
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4753
LC item number
.T58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
Label
Thomas Hardy, Claire Tomalin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
78739114
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxv, 486 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201189
Lccn
2007295886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)78739114
Label
Thomas Hardy, Claire Tomalin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
78739114
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxv, 486 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201189
Lccn
2007295886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)78739114

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