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

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2000

Seller ID: 9781840224054

ISBN: 1840224053

Condition: New


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 w... View more info