Hardy Country. Introduction and Captions by Gordon Beningfield. Text by Anthea Zeman.

By: BENINGFIELD, GORDON:

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Size 11.0 x 10.25 inches. In cream cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly faded to spine and front. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Neat inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1984, with small address label. Else a very clean and tight copy. 141pp. With colour plates and b/w illustrations. 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. Introduction and Captions by Gordon Beningfield. Text by Anthea Zeman.

Author Name: BENINGFIELD, GORDON:

Categories: DORSET TOPOGRAPHY,

Publisher: Allen Lane 1983 1st. edition:

Seller ID: 71213

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