The World of His Novels
Frances Lincoln 2013
Hardback 256pp Illustrated 217x158mm
9780711232754   Product Code: 19525
Thomas Hardy's Wessex is one of the great literary evocations of place, a part-real, part-fictional landscape based on his native Dorset. This absorbing book explores the relationship between the reality and the fiction, and traces the actual locations of his novels, from Waterstone Manor, the model for Weatherbury Farm in Far From the Madding Crowd, to the Dorchester that became Casterbridge. The generous selection of illustrations includes modern colour photographs, period images, and Hardy's own maps and sketches.