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The Achievement of Thomas Hardy

Editors: Mallett, Phillip (Ed.)

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'Now there is a clarity. There is the harvest of having written 20 novels first'. - Ezra Pound. The essays collected here range widely over Hardy's career as both a novelist and a lyric poet. They offer fresh reading of individual works - including his last novel, The Well-Beloved , and his first collection of verse, Wessex Poems - as well as exploring such central topics as the nature of storytelling, and the relations between poetry and song. Challenging, lucid and accessible, these essays provide new insight into the achievement of Thomas Hardy.

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PHILLIP MALLETT is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, where he teaches courses in Victorian and Contemporary literature. He has published essays and articles on writers from Shakespeare to Primo Levi, as well as editing several collections of essays, including Kipling Considered, Satire, and (with R.P.Draper) A Spacious Vision: Essays on Thomas Hardy, together with editions of Rudyard Kipling's Limits and Renewals and Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Merely a Good Hand at a Serial? from A Pair of Blue Eyes to Far from the Madding Crowd

    Pettit, Charles P. C.

    Pages 1-21

  • Geology, Genealogy and Church Restoration in Hardy’s Writing

    Gilmartin, Sophie

    Pages 22-40

  • ‘Gifted, even in November’: the Meanings of The Well-Beloved

    Irwin, Michael

    Pages 41-57

  • A Feast of Language: Hardy’s Allusions

    Rimmer, Mary

    Pages 58-71

  • ‘As near to poetry … as the conditions would allow’: the Presence of the Poet in Hardy’s Novels

    Morgan, William

    Pages 72-94

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Achievement of Thomas Hardy
Editors
  • Phillip Mallett
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-65271-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-65271-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-73702-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 195
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