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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy ROSEMARIE MORGAN / 341 ROSEMARIE MORGAN This has been another important year for Hardy biographers. Despite the advent of Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited (2004), in which Michael Millgate revisits the terrain he has been cultivating for some twenty years since Thomas Hardy: A Biography (1982), there appears to be a good deal more that needs to be said, or said differently. For most Hardy scholars Millgate adequately redresses the balance somewhat tilted by Robert Gittings' Young Thomas Hardy (1975) and The Older Hardy (1978), while also providing an antidote to Lois Deacon (1960s) and augmenting the less substantial biographies of Edmund Blunden (1942), Evelyn Hardy (1954), Carl Weber (194050), Timothy O'Sullivan (1975), and, of course, the plague on all of Hardy's houses, Ernest Brennecke, with his infamous The Life of Thomas Hardy (New York, 1925). The American author Brennecke had also produced Thomas Hardy's Universe: A Study of a Poet's Mind (1924), which, as the title denotes, proffers a knowledge (of "Mind") which would make cowards of even the most learned of philosophers. But this grandiose proffering pales in comparison with the Life of Thomas Hardy which is, Brennecke claims, "The first biography of England's [foremost] novelist-poet; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Victorian Poetry West Virginia University Press

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ROSEMARIE MORGAN / 341 ROSEMARIE MORGAN This has been another important year for Hardy biographers. Despite the advent of Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited (2004), in which Michael Millgate revisits the terrain he has been cultivating for some twenty years since Thomas Hardy: A Biography (1982), there appears to be a good deal more that needs to be said, or said differently. For most Hardy scholars Millgate adequately redresses the balance somewhat tilted by Robert Gittings' Young Thomas Hardy (1975) and The Older Hardy (1978), while also providing an antidote to Lois Deacon (1960s) and augmenting the less substantial biographies of Edmund Blunden (1942), Evelyn Hardy (1954), Carl Weber (194050), Timothy O'Sullivan (1975), and, of course, the plague on all of Hardy's houses, Ernest Brennecke, with his infamous The Life of Thomas Hardy (New York, 1925). The American author Brennecke had also produced Thomas Hardy's Universe: A Study of a Poet's Mind (1924), which, as the title denotes, proffers a knowledge (of "Mind") which would make cowards of even the most learned of philosophers. But this grandiose proffering pales in comparison with the Life of Thomas Hardy which is, Brennecke claims, "The first biography of England's [foremost] novelist-poet;

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Victorian PoetryWest Virginia University Press

Published: Feb 11, 2006

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