Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy (Paperback)

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This work comprises a collection of the poetic works of Thomas Hardy. Hardy's poetry spanned over 50 years from the last half of the 19th century to the period after World War I, and ranges from pessimistic works to those which were witty and fanciful.

Product Details

Barcode
9781853264023
Department
Books
Released
9 May 1994
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Thomas Hardy
Michael Irwin (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions
Edition
New ed
Series
Wordsworth Poetry Library
Language
English
Number of Pages
960
Dimensions
196 x 129 x 55mm (604g)

Summary

With an Introduction, Bibliography and Glossary by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature University of Kent at Canterbury.

Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field. His extraordinary stamina and a consistent individuality of style and vision made him a survivor, immune to literary fashion. At the start of the twenty-first century his reputation stands higher than it ever did, even in his own lifetime.

He is now recognised not only as a great poet, but as one who is widely loved. He speaks with directness, humanity and humour to scholarly or ordinary readers alike.

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General Subject
Poetry
BISAC Subject 1
Poetry / General
BIC Classification 1
Poetry by individual poets
Library Subject 1
English poetry - 19th century
Dewey Classification
821.8
Readership
General (US: Trade)