HARDY / PURDY, RICHARD & MILLGATE, MICHAEL (eds):
Title The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy. Volume I.1840-1892.
Publisher Clarendon Press, Oxford 1978 1st edition.
Seller ID 67428
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; Price clipped). 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,