From reviews of previous volumes: "Has the qualities that a great edition should have: it is meticulously thorough and accurate, and its aids to the reader are clear and comprehensive."--Times Literary Supplement. "An indispensable work of scholarship."--Nineteenth-Century Fiction. The correspondents in this volume range widely--from Edmund Gosse and Walter de la Mare to Ezra Pound--and the letters show an aging Hardy still deeply involved in all aspects of his professional life The nearly 700 letters, most of which have never been published, are supplemented by scrupulous annotation and extensive cross-referencing, by a chronology covering Hardy's entire career, and by an index of correspondents included in this volume.
'The sixth volume of this invaluable edition contains most of the surviving letters Hardy wrote in his eighties. Like its predecessors, this volume is beautifully presented.'
Notes and Queries
'admiration of the high editorial standards is blended with amazement at the speed with which the project has reached completion'
Norman Page, London Review of Books
'The editors' annotations, as hitherto, provide the most complete context imaginable, including illuminating references to the subject's correspondents' letters, so often irritatingly absent from such collections'
MichaelThorpe, Mount Allison University. English Studies relief to