Thomas Hardy

Holbrook, Peter (2011). Thomas Hardy. In Adrian Poole (Ed.), Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy: Great Shakespeareans (pp. 139-183) London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group.

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Author Holbrook, Peter
Title of chapter Thomas Hardy
Title of book Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy: Great Shakespeareans
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Series Great Shakespeareans
ISBN 9781441119568
Editor Adrian Poole
Volume number 5
Chapter number 4
Start page 139
End page 183
Total pages 45
Total chapters 5
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was a deep and informed reader of the classics, but he remained primarily a novelist and poet rather than critic, leaving behind no extensive, deliberate body of commentary on Shakespeare. His engagement with Shakespeare is that of fellow artist: not only is he not a 'Great Shakespearean' in the sense of, say, A. C. Bradley or William Epsom, he is also not to be confused with Shakespearean poet-critics such as Johnson or Coleridge. A discussion of Hardy's relation to Shakespeare cannot, then, proceed mainly by way of consideration of his critical opinions. Instead, we have to make do with the novels, poems, stories themselves. [Extract]
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