The Well-Beloved with The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved [Wordsworth Classics]

The Well-Beloved with The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

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Introduction and Notes by Jane Thomas, University of Hull. 'The Well-Beloved' completes the cycle of Hardy's great novels, reiterating his favourite themes of man's eternal quest for perfection in both love and art, and the suffering that ensues. Jocelyn Pierston, celebrated sculptor, tries to create an image of his ideal woman - his imaginary Well-Beloved - in stone, just as he tries to find her in the flesh. Powerful symbolism marks this romantic fantasy that Hardy has grounded firmly in reality with a characteristically authentic rendering of location, the Isle of Slingers, or Portland as we know it. Overt exploration of the relationship between erotic fascination and creativity makes this novel a nineteenth-century landmark in the persistent debate about art, aesthetics and gender. This volume breaks new ground by including in full the1892 serialised version of the novel 'The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved'. AUTHOR: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) had a writing career which spanned more than fifty years, and he is now considered both a major novelist and poet. His tales of Wessex, a fictional amalgamation of various south-west counties, have a lasting appeal, and many, such as 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' and 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' have become popular television adaptations.

Title: The Well-Beloved with The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved [Wordsworth Classics]

Author Name: Thomas Hardy

Categories: AF Classics,

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2000

ISBN Number: 1840224053

ISBN Number 13: 9781840224054

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.1 cm

Kg: 0.24 Kg

Seller ID: 9781840224054

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