Hardy Country. Text by Anthea Zeman.


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Lg.4to. In illustrated cream hard covers, with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly faded to spine and front with some small marks. Slight rubbing at top edge). Price clipped. Owner’s signature on main title page. A very clean tight copy. 141 pages with many lovely col.plates and num.b/w ills. Showing the countryside which Hardy realised in words in his Wessex novels. This book captures the atmosphere of the Dorset scene. While not attempting recreate scenes from the Wessex novels, Hardy Country finds in present-day Dorset the atmosphere and feeling as well as the locales of Thomas Hardy. Gordon Beningfield shows us Dorchester, which is definitely Hardy’s Casterbridge, but also the tracts of heath-land that Hardy cared a great deal about and fictionally amalgamated as Egdon Heath. He portrays such recognisable Hardy landmarks as Evershot church, which is Evershead church from Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and the earth castle of Eggardon

Title: Hardy Country. Text by Anthea Zeman.



Publisher: Allen Lane 1983 1st. edition:

Seller ID: 53622

Keywords: DORSET TOPOGRAPHY GORDON BENINGFIELD, Hardy Country, Anthea Zeman, Wessex, Dorset, Dorchester, Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, first edition