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Far from the Madding Crowd

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Publisher Comments:

Marking the first time The New York Public Library has drawn extensively from its special collections for a new series, these Collector's Editions offer the reader unprecedented access to the library's literary and artistic treasures. Each edition is illustrated with materials from the library's rare book and manuscript collections, including handwritten diaries, letters, and notebooks, previously available only to scholars.

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840 in a thatch-roofed cottage at Higher Brockhampton, a village in the south of England. His early fiction attracted the notice of Leslie Stephen, an influential literary editor (and, incidentally, the father of Virginia Woolf), who asked Hardy if he had anything else. In 1874 the first of twelve monthly installments of "Far from the Madding Crowd", Hardy's first masterpiece, were greeted with such acclaim that Hardy decided to devote his life to literature.

Graced with the splendid illustrations executed by Helen Paterson for the first edition of the novel, this special Collector's Edition also features handwritten letters and drawings by Hardy, as well as rare and intimate portraits of the author and his first wife, Emma. In addition, readers are granted a fascinating glimpse of how two great writers interacted with each other through reproductions of handwritten pages from Virginia Woolf's diary, in which WooIf describes a call she paid on the very aged Thomas Hardy at his home, Max Gate, in 1926.

Synopsis:

Graced with the splendid illustrations executed by Helen Paterson for the first edition of the novel, this special Collector's Edition of Far from the Madding Crowd also features handwritten letters and drawings by Hardy, as well as rare and intimate portraits of the author and his first wife, Emma. Here, too, readers are granted a fascinating and touching glimpse of how two great imaginative writers interact with one another: This edition reproduces the handwritten pages from Virginia Woolf's diary in which she recounts her now-famous visit with the very aged Thomas Hardy at his home, Max Gate, in 1926.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [463]-468).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385487313
Author:
Paterson, Helen
Publisher:
Doubleday
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Women farmers
Subject:
Wessex (England) Fiction.
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
Wessex
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st New York Public Library collector's ed.
Series:
New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Series Volume:
v. 330
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xl, 470 p.
Dimensions:
7.57x5.61x1.33 in. 1.31 lbs.

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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Product details xl, 470 p. pages Doubleday - English 9780385487313 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Graced with the splendid illustrations executed by Helen Paterson for the first edition of the novel, this special Collector's Edition of Far from the Madding Crowd also features handwritten letters and drawings by Hardy, as well as rare and intimate portraits of the author and his first wife, Emma. Here, too, readers are granted a fascinating and touching glimpse of how two great imaginative writers interact with one another: This edition reproduces the handwritten pages from Virginia Woolf's diary in which she recounts her now-famous visit with the very aged Thomas Hardy at his home, Max Gate, in 1926.
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