Distringuished as both a great novelist and a great poet, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) had a writing career which spanned more than sixty years, concentrating first on prose and then, after publishing his last novel in 1895, on verse.
A master of the short lyric and the vivid narrative, Hardy is pre-eminently the poet of remembrance and tender regret for lost happiness; but he is also an ironist whose exquisite descriptions of rural life are the setting for bitingly sharp observations of human frailty.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 30/03/1995
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781857157178