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The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy - Michael Millgate

The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy

Paperback Published: 18th June 1989
ISBN: 9780333461679
Number Of Pages: 604

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One of the literary world's great deceptions was perpetrated when Thomas Hardy wrote his "Life" in secret, for publication after his death as an official biography. Since the true circumstances of its composition have been known, "The Early Life and Later Years of Thomas Hardy", published over the name of Florence Emily Hardy, has frequently been referred to as Hardy's autobiography. However, this is not the whole truth, since Florence altered much of what Hardy meant to appear in his "biography". Michael Millgate has made a careful examination of the pre-publication texts and has retrieved the text as it stood at the time of Hardy's final revision. Thus, for the first time "The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy" can be read as a true work of autobiography.

List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Editorial Procedures - A Note on the Illustrations - THE LIFE AND WORK OF THOMAS HARDY - Early Life and Architecture - Novels to Illness - Illness, Novels and Italy - Between Town and Country - 'Tess', 'Jude' and the End of Prose - Verse, to the End of 'The Dynasts' - 'Time's Laughingstocks' and 'Moments of Vision' - Life's Decline - Conclusion (by Florence Emily Hardy) - Appendices (as included by Florence Emily Hardy) - TEXTUAL APPARATUS - Abbreviations - Editorial Emendations in the Copy Text - Selected Post-Hardyan Revision in Early Life and Later Years - Textual Notes - Biographical Index

ISBN: 9780333461679
ISBN-10: 0333461673
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 604
Published: 18th June 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.71
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1