New in paperback. "The book is full of instances of Turner's insight into the influence of Hardy's reading on his writing, [and] adds substantially to our knowledge of Hardy's creative methods."
Turnera s strikingly original and penetrating account of Hardya s extraordinarily creative life and longevity offers a series of thirty--two chapters, each of which relates the biographical and literary background of a single work.
List of Illustrations. Preface and Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Introduction. 1. a How I Built Myself a Housea . 2. The Poor Man and the Lady. 3. Desperate Remedies. 4. Under the Greenwood Tree. 5. Pair of Blue Eyes. 6. Far From the Madding Crowd. 6. The Hand of Ethelberta. 7. The Return of the Native. 8. The Trumpet--Major. 9. A Laodicean. 10. Two on a Tower. 11. The Mayor of Casterbridge. 12. The Woodlanders. 13. Wessex Tales. 14. A Group of Noble Dames. 15. Tess of the da Urbervilles. 16. Lifea s Little Ironies. 17. Jude the Obscure. 18. The Well--Beloved. 19. Wessex Poems. 20. Poems of the Past and Present. 21. The Dynasts Part First. 22. The Dynasts Part Second. 23. The Dynasts Part Third. 24. Timea s Laughingstocks. 25. A Changed Man and Other Tales. 26. Satires of Circumstance. 27. Moments of Vision. 28. Late Lyrics and Earlier. 29. The Queen of Cornwall. 30. Human Shows. 31. Winter Words. Notes. Bibliography.