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On Thomas Hardy

Late Essays and Earlier

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  • Hardy is a major figure in the literature canon and widely studied at school and university level
    Peter Widdowson is a leading contemporary Hardy scholar.
    The volume contains three entirely new pieces, as well as articles brought together for the first time


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About this book


The author, a leading and influential critic of Thomas Hardy, brings together for the first time essays representing both his major critical work over the last fifteen years and three entirely new pieces. This volume allows readers to test the force of Widdowson's critical polemic in undispersed form. Readable, engaged and, no doubt, often infuriating, this is a book for all those who still regard Hardy as 'our contemporary'.


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About the authors

PETER WIDDOWSON was one time Professor of English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire.

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