HARDY / PURDY, RICHARD & MILLGATE, MICHAEL (eds):
Title The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy. Volume One. 1840-1892.
Publisher Clarendon Press, Oxford 1978 1st edition.
Seller ID 66763
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and blind embossed TH monogram on front. With green dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dust wrapper (dw; Spine slightly bumped at ends. Not price clipped). Small mark to front endpaper. Front free endpaper missing. Else a very clean and tight copy. 293pp. With b/w photograph of one of Hardy’s letters, from the period covered by the volume, as frontispiece. "Chiselling and chipping away at 7 volumes of Hardyan reticence, Richard Purdy and Michael Millgate are meticulously informative editors. So far from banalising or deadening Hardy’s impact, his letters, by their reserve, underline that sense of breaking in upon stifled emotions and private passions which gives his work its singular, lonely intensity".
HARDY, THOMAS Richard Little Purdy, Michael Millgate, The Collected Letters,Thomas Hardy, Vol 1, 1840 - 1892, 1 Vols, literature, dorset, first edition, dustwrapper