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by Michael Millgate

  • ISBN: 0394488024
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Michael Millgate
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House (March 12, 1982)
  • Pages: 637
  • ePub book: 1807 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1437 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 199

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Michael Millgate's classic biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982.

Michael Millgate's classic biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982. Michael Millgate's classic biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982.

Originally published in 1971 and now for the first time reprinted, Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist has long been recognized as a major - and exceptionally well-written - work of Hardy criticism that also set new standards for Hardy scholarship. A recent survey refers to it as 'one of the most permanently useful' of Hardy studies, characterized by an 'admirably clear, unpretentious style'

Hardy’s hand in the writing of his third-person autobiography was never well-concealed; several knew the secret even before Hardy died; and . Cite this chapter as: Page N. (1984) Michael Millgate, Thomas Hardy: A Biography.

Hardy’s hand in the writing of his third-person autobiography was never well-concealed; several knew the secret even before Hardy died; and anyone familiar with the standard Victorian life-and-letters treatment of a recently-deceased writer may note, by contrast, Hardy’s candour in evaluating the stages of his own progress. In: Page N. (eds) Thomas Hardy Annual No. 2. Macmillan Literary Annuals. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

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Michael Millgate's classic biography of Thomas Hardy, was first published in 1982

Michael Millgate's classic biography of Thomas Hardy, was first published in 1982. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and d Michael Millgate's classic biography of Thomas Hardy, was first published in 1982.

Thomas Hardy, a biography. by. Millgate, Michael. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet who set much of his work in Wessex . Written By: Michael Millgate Hardy was the eldest of the four children of Thomas Hardy, a stonemason and jobbing builder, and his wife, Jemima (née Hand)

Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet who set much of his work in Wessex, his name for the counties of southwestern England. His most notable novels include Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d’Ubervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Written By: Michael Millgate. Last Updated: Jan 7, 2020 See Article History. Hardy was the eldest of the four children of Thomas Hardy, a stonemason and jobbing builder, and his wife, Jemima (née Hand). He grew up in an isolated cottage on the edge of open heathland.

Based on newly discovered material, diaries, notebooks, letters, local records, and newspaper articles, this comprehensive biography presents a balanced view of Hardy as an artist and as a man

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Wymefw Wymefw
Michael Millgate has written a most fascinating biography, having the power to motivate the reader through his captivating rehearsal of the events and circumstances which made Thomas Hardy a leader among the novelists of the late 19th century, and doing so in such an easy way that his reader in unaware of the time and effort required to digest its 600 pgs. The observant critic will soon become aware of the effort Millgate takes to assure his readers that his subject was not the radical atheist at war with the order, standards and morals of society, which tended to be the common opinion of the day. His regular attacks on marriage, his loud protests on the burden society laid on women to safe-guard the family, faith and morals., had led to the conclusion that Hardy had "lost his faith" and become an "unbeliever". While granting that he was not a believer, Hardy resented and resisted the former characterization, seeing himself as an idealist and called to be a social reformer. His biographer defends his claims thus:"It seems entirely possible that he never did experience 'loss of faith' in the classic Victorian sense". Millgate admits that by 1866 Hardy "no longer accepted many of the doctrines of the (Anglican) Church"; his continued attraction to it was grounded more on "the emotional appeals of its rituals, his love of its music and his belief in its civilizing and socializing functions". It is significant, however, that he adds: "His fundamental beliefs differed little from the instinctive, inherited fatalism of a Tess Durbeyfield, and as sophisticated by exposure to Marcus Aurelius, they had little difficulty in accommodating themselves to the prevailing pessimism of the day". In other words, "The erosion of Hardy's religious convictions was a gradual process", strongly influenced by readings of Darwin, Comte (Positivism), and Spenser (Phenomenelism), all of which tended to erode confidence in the ability of Theology and Metaphysics to arrive at "Truth". If there is any validity in the assumption that Hardy's novels are vehicles for expressing his beliefs and convictions, are we being invited to see him revealed, for instance, in the crisis events of "Tess". What are we to make of Angel's expectation of forgiveness, and his inability to grant the same to Tess on the ground that he never loved the failed and fallen woman that called herself Tess. And how shall we comprehend the failure of Angel to respond to Tess' final appeal for a loving union after death. It appears we cannot escape the existential demand for decision on the modern crisis: the Ideal or the Real. .
skyjettttt skyjettttt
Ok, so if you want to know anything about Thomas Hardy you will find it in this book. This is a huge book with lots of detail on his life. Actually it was too much for me. I was leading our book club when we discussed "Far From the Madding Crowd" and I have read many of Hardy's novels so thought it would be fun to have some biographical info on his life to help me in leading. This was good but just way too much info, in fact I only made it through the first third before book club and gave up.
So it is fine if you're looking for detail but wish I could have had a good summery of the book to read that was less than half as long. You'd have to be really committed to knowing about his life to plow through the whole book.
Stoneshaper Stoneshaper
This is not a volume to be passed over. Although Millgate doesn't detail the expansions and revisions to his acclaimed biography of 1982, his learning, refinements, and discriminations make this a new work. Its like will not be found over any horizon you may be looking for--anytime soon.