Desmond Hawkins, Hardy: Novelist and Poet

by A11

ISBN: 0333316444

BINDING: Paperback



DESCRIPTION: Thomas Hardy wrote a wide range of novels and poems which drew, for the most part, on his rural surroundings in Dorset for their inspiration. In this critical biography Desmond Hawkins examines each of the novels, explains their literary and historical context and shows how deeply Hardy understood the tragic nature of life in the countryside at that time. Mr Hawkins also chronicles Hardy's childhood, and his life in Dorset and London, his loves and his friendships.