Philip Larkin, when contrasting Hardy with Yeats, wrote that the attributes of Hardy as a poet are: concrete, realistic, sincere, modest, Saxon and sane! (‘Letters to Monica’ p221, ed Anthony Thwaite)
BIBLIOGRAPHY to site
English Literature in Context – Elizabeth Gurr OUP
The Older Hardy
Great Figures in the Labour Movement – J N Evans
Thomas Hardy – The Tragic Novels – ed. R P Draper
Letts Revise AS English Literature – Margaret Walker
Thomas Hardy, Critical Heritage – ed R G Cox
Thomas Hardy by Douglas Brown
Unnamed article on net http://www.prestigeweb.com/hardy/critiques/native.html
Thomas Hardy Association
The Student Journal Vol. 1, issue 1 1998 Discovering Hardy’s Eustacia Vye: The Coexistence of Adolescent Rebel and Tragic Heroine . Julie Stephens
You are free:
- to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
- to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
- Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified, as above, by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
- Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
With the understanding that:
- Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
- Public Domain — Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
- Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
- Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.