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Author Millgate, Michael.

Title Thomas Hardy, a biography revisited / Michael Millgate
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 625 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents Hardys and hands -- Bockhampton -- Dorchester -- London -- The poor man and the lady -- St Juliot -- Far from the madding crowd -- Marriage -- Sturminster Newton -- The return of the native -- Illness -- Return to Dorchester -- Max Gate -- The woodlanders -- The writing of Tess -- The publication of Tess -- Florence Henniker -- The making of Jude -- The publication of Jude -- Keeping separate -- Pessimistic meliorist -- The dynasts -- After the visit -- A funeral -- A second marriage -- Life-writing -- Tea at Max Gate -- Plays and players -- Last things
Summary "Michael Millgate's biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982. Much new information about Hardy has since become available, often in volumes edited or co-edited by Millgate himself, and many established assumptions have been challenged and revolutionized by scholarly research. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and considerably expanded new edition the world's leading Hardy scholar draws not only upon these new materials but upon an understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his life and work. Many large and small aspects of Hardy's life are here freshly illuminated, including his family background, his fumbling self-education as a poet, his difficult relations with his first wife and hers with his family, his sexual infatuations, his secret collaborations with aspiring women writers, his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained his remarkable creativity into extreme old age. Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited will become the standard life of Hardy for a new generation."--Jacket
Notes Revised edition of: Thomas Hardy, a biography. 1982
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-603) and index
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Subject Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Millgate, Michael. Thomas Hardy, a biography
ISBN 0191534633
1429438533 (electronic bk.)
9781429438537 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)