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Selected Poetry Thomas Hardy

Selected Poetry By Thomas Hardy

Selected Poetry by Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy is among the best loved of the great English poets. The new selection of his work made by Samuel Hynes represents all of Hardy's verse collections and gives generous samples from his finest.

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Selected Poetry by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) remains one of the best loved of the great English poets. Hardy thought of himself as a poet all his life, although his poetic career only flowered after he had retired from novel-writing in his mid-fifties. Over the next thirty years he wrote the poems that have established him as one of the great and most enduringly popular English poets of the twentieth century. His verse touches all the common themes of human existence: birth, childhood, love, marriage, ageing, death. If Hardy's age brings anything to them, it is an old man's ironic and elegiac sense that in life hopes are likely to be defeated and losses sustained, and that the world was not designed for human happiness. This collection is prepared by Samuel Hynes, editor of the Oxford English Texts edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy, and selected from the Oxford Authors critical edition. The introduction and notes illuminate Hardy's central place in the tradition of English poetry. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Poetry Reviews

'There is no more trusted name when it comes to the work of the great British poets than that of Oxford University Press. If you want the collected works, fully annotated and with scholarly editing then it's OUP you look to ... a series of elegant paperback volumes, each dedicated to a single poet, and with an introduction by an acknowledged expert.' David Thomas, Oxford Times
'the selections are excellent, and the books real value for money' Robert Nye, The Times

About Thomas Hardy

Samuel Hayes was Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University. He is the editor of the 5-volume Oxford English Texts edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy.

Table of Contents

Wessex Poems ; Poems of the Past and the Present ; Time's Laughingstocks ; Satires of Circumstance ; Moments of Vision ; Late Lyrics and Earlier ; Human Shows ; Winter Words ; Uncollected Poems

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