Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy : The Time-torn Man

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Thomas Hardy is one of the sacred figures in English writing, a great poet and a novelist with a world reputation. His life was also extraordinary: from the poverty of rural Dorset he went on to become the Grand Old Man of English life and letters, his last resting place in Westminster Abbey. This seminal biography, by our leading biographer, covers Hardy's illegitimate birth, his rural upbringing, his escape to London in the 1860s, his marriages, his status as a bestselling novelist, and in later life, his supreme achievements as a poet.
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  • CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • 124 x 142 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • 0141806877
  • 9780141806877
  • 1,143,456

About Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin has worked in publishing and journalism most of her life. She was literary editor first of the New Statesman and then the Sunday Times, which she left in 1986. She is the author of seven highly acclaimed biographies: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, which won the Whitbread First Book Prize; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, which won the Hawthornden Prize, the NCR Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; and, in 2002, Pepys: The Unequalled Self, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year. She has also published a collection of her literary journalism entitled Several Strangers: Writings from Three Decades.
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