Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the twentieth-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats.
In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive.
'Another triumph for a biographer who goes from strength to strength' Melvyn Bragg, Guardian, Books of the Year
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2012
- 129 x 198mm