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Thomas Hardy's Public Voice: The Essays, Speeches, and Miscellaneous Proseby Thomas, Defendant Hardy
Synopses & Reviews
Thomas Hardy has generally been viewed as an intensely private figure, shy of publicity and even of people. What the present volume reveals is that Hardy's public utterances, addressed to a wide range of literary, social, and political issues, were far more numerous and various than has previously been imagined. His essays, speeches, and other acknowledged pieces, both formal and informal, are here fully described, edited, and annotated, together with the letters he wrote to newspapers and the many unsigned items, from obituaries to clandestine contributions to literary gossip-columns, that have now been securely or tentatively identified.
About the Author
Michael Millgate is a highly distinguished Hardyan, whose many scholarly works include Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist (1972); the acclaimed life Thomas Hardy: A Biography (Oxford, 1982); estamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy (Oxford, 1992); [with Richard L. Purdy] editor of The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy (7 volumes, Oxford 1978-88); editor of Thomas Hardy: Selected Letters (Oxford, 1990) and Letters of Emma and Florence Hardy (Oxford 1996).
Table of Contents
THE TEXTS (1856-1927)
Appendix: Hardy the Memorialist
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