(HARDY) GITTINGS, ROBERT / MANTON, JO:
Title The Second Mrs.Hardy. Signed copy.
Publisher Heinemann/ Univ.of Washington Press 1979 1st edition.
Seller ID 68370
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 150pp. With 16 b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Signed by authors on main title page. A clean and tight copy. "Thomas Hardy married his second wife, Florence Emily Dugdale, when he was in his seventies, and she nearly forty years younger" A very interesting book, Florence’s complex character, a difficult marriage, social history and the role of women at this time. A comprehensive biography of Florence Emily Dugdale, the companion of Hardy’s old age, and the guardian of his literary reputation after his death. This biography covers her relationships with many of the literary figures of the day such as J.M. Barrie, Siegfried Sassoon, and Sydney Cockerell.
HARDY, THOMAS::Secondary literature JO MANTON, ROBERT GITTINGS, Second Mrs.Hardy, Florence Emily Dugdale, biography, reputation, literary figures, J.M. Barrie, Siegfried Sassoon, Sydney Cockerell, dustwrapper first edition Thomas Hardy Dorset photographs