Thomas Hardy

Author(s): Martin Seymour-Smith

Literary biography

Thomas Hardy has been seriously misinterpreted by his previous biographers, Robert Gittings and Michael Millgate, claims the author of this book, Martin Seymour-Smith. This biography establishes that the popular view of Thomas Hardy as a mean, snobbish, impotent pessimist who couldn't get on with women is wholly inaccurate. Hardy was in fact a shy, sensitive man who cared deeply about his fellow beings, including both his wives. The author also overturns the idea that Hardy was a naive amateur by pointing to his poetry which has been ignored by the critics since it was attacked by T.S. Eliot.


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General Fields

  • : 9780747510376
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : April 1994
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Seymour-Smith
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 886