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 near fine condition with very good dust wrapper (dw; Spine slightly bumped at top end. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 357pp. "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 5, 1914-1919, 1 Vols, literature, dorset, 2nd edition, dustwrapper