Reading Hardy’s Landscapes

  • Authors
  • Michael Irwin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Irwin
    Pages 1-24
  3. Michael Irwin
    Pages 25-36
  4. Michael Irwin
    Pages 37-61
  5. Michael Irwin
    Pages 62-87
  6. Michael Irwin
    Pages 88-114
  7. Michael Irwin
    Pages 115-142
  8. Michael Irwin
    Pages 143-165
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 166-171

About this book


Reading Hardy's Landscapes locates the essential energy of the novels in the descriptive details as much as in the story. The emphasis is on the author's habits of vision and imagination. It is instinctive in Hardy to locate his tales between the huge abstractions of time and space and the minute particularities of nature - a leaf, a minnow, a gnat. His human dramas unfold in a landscape and are part of that landscape, caught up in larger patterns of movement and change.


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