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The Resource Thomas Hardy : the guarded life, Ralph Pite

Thomas Hardy : the guarded life, Ralph Pite

Label
Thomas Hardy : the guarded life
Title
Thomas Hardy
Title remainder
the guarded life
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Pite
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Hardy: The Guarded Life challenges long-accepted views of the author: Was his early life devoted to his preparation for becoming a writer, or was architecture more important to Hardy than he later acknowledged? Was his poetry far dearer to his heart than the novels? Did his first wife, Emma, trick him into an unwanted marriage? And what of Florence, his second wife, who has been caricatured in her conflicted and passionate feelings for him? Pite examines the relationships and contexts that shaped Hardy most - the women in his life, his friends and mentors, social and family pressures, career structures of his day, the Devonshire landscape - and offers new insight into the man who, until now, was hidden behind an opaque public image he helped to create." "Ralph Pite tracks Hardy through his hopes, successes, and setbacks. He discovers the sudden changes of plan in Hardy's life, the "desperate remedies" in crises, and the shifts in identity that came as he changed professions, moved from place to place, and achieved greater fame. It is the first biography to disrupt the serene public image that Hardy himself created during his long old age, uncovering instead a man who was more passionate and impulsive than his reputation suggests, both more driven and more vulnerable."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pite, Ralph
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4753
LC item number
.P58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Hardy, Thomas
Label
Thomas Hardy : the guarded life, Ralph Pite
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Picador, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Maps -- Introduction -- Higher Bockhampton -- 1. A railway bore him through -- 2. One who lived and died where he was born -- 3. She who upheld me and I -- 4. 'The playground of TH's childhood' -- 5. His kindred they, his sweetheart I -- 6. One who walks west, a city-clerk -- 7. If but some vengeful god would call to me -- 8. Red roses and smug nuns -- 9. Believed-in things -- 10. Rising and falling with the tide -- 11. With magic in my eyes -- 12. That there should have come a change -- 13. Wasted were two souls in their prime -- 14. Lifelong to be I thought it -- 15. Some hid dread afoot -- 16. No such bower will be known -- 17. Taking the universe seriously -- 18. Life-loyalties -- 19. If the true artist ever weeps -- 20. That we had all resigned for love's dear ends -- 21. No balm for all your sorrow -- 22. The day goeth away 23. Few persons are more martial than I -- 24. We kissed at the barrier -- 25. The mind goes back to the early times -- 26. The sustaining power of poetry -- 27. No mean power in the contemporary world -- 28. Wistlessness -- Conclusion: Max Gate -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index
Control code
82942208
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 522 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300123371
Lccn
2006934016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)82942208
Label
Thomas Hardy : the guarded life, Ralph Pite
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Picador, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Maps -- Introduction -- Higher Bockhampton -- 1. A railway bore him through -- 2. One who lived and died where he was born -- 3. She who upheld me and I -- 4. 'The playground of TH's childhood' -- 5. His kindred they, his sweetheart I -- 6. One who walks west, a city-clerk -- 7. If but some vengeful god would call to me -- 8. Red roses and smug nuns -- 9. Believed-in things -- 10. Rising and falling with the tide -- 11. With magic in my eyes -- 12. That there should have come a change -- 13. Wasted were two souls in their prime -- 14. Lifelong to be I thought it -- 15. Some hid dread afoot -- 16. No such bower will be known -- 17. Taking the universe seriously -- 18. Life-loyalties -- 19. If the true artist ever weeps -- 20. That we had all resigned for love's dear ends -- 21. No balm for all your sorrow -- 22. The day goeth away 23. Few persons are more martial than I -- 24. We kissed at the barrier -- 25. The mind goes back to the early times -- 26. The sustaining power of poetry -- 27. No mean power in the contemporary world -- 28. Wistlessness -- Conclusion: Max Gate -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index
Control code
82942208
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 522 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300123371
Lccn
2006934016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)82942208

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