Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy is one of the best-loved English novelists, yet as a man, he remains an enigma. Intensely private, he shunned publicity, and after the death of his first wife, Emma, burnt her diary of their marriage. Drawing on a close reading of Hardy's works, this sensitive, insightful biography deciphers the coded messages they contain to reveal the private grief that shaped the tragic vision of some of the greatest novels and poems in the language.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Behind the Mask

Hardback224pp

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Thomas Hardy is one of the best-loved English novelists, yet as a man, he remains an enigma. Intensely private, he shunned publicity, and after the death of his first wife, Emma, burnt her diary of their marriage. Drawing on a close reading of Hardy's works, this sensitive, insightful biography deciphers the coded messages they contain to reveal the private grief that shaped the tragic vision of some of the greatest novels and poems in the language.

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