Young Thomas Hardy

Young Thomas Hardy

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Highly praised for John Keats (also available in Penguin Classic Biography), Robert Gittings repeats his success with this biography of the young Thomas Hardy - the first for a quarter of a century - cutting through the speculations and half-truths to give an outstanding and evocative account of the crucially important first thirty-five years of one of England's greatest novelists and poets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 134 x 216 x 56mm | 839.14g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141390530
  • 9780141390536

Table of contents

Young and old; Bockhampton and Puddletown; Dorchester; apprenticeship; religion; London; self-help; poetry; loss of faith; first novel; Tryphena and the Sparkses; Emma and the Giffords; desperate remedies; under the Greenwood tree; a pair of blue eyes; far from the madding crowd; Moule; success and marriage; Ethelberta; old and young; appendix - Hardy and Tryphena Sparks.
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About Robert Gittings

Robert Gittings (1911-92) was born in Portsmouth and was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Jesus College, Cambridge where he became a Fellow. A distinguished biographer and poet, Dr Gittings is also the author of John Keats to be published in Penguin Classic Biography in July 2001.
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