- Kindle Edition
- 512 pages
- Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man
- Claire Tomalin
- 10 May 2019 Claire Tomalin
Thomas Hardy Is One Of The Sacred Figures In English Writing, A Great Poet And A Novelist With A World Reputation His Life Was Also Extraordinary From The Poverty Of Rural Dorset He Went On To Become The Grand Old Man Of English Life And Letters, His Last Resting Place In Westminster Abbey This Seminal Biography, By Our Leading Biographer, Covers Hardy S Illegitimate Birth, His Rural Upbringing, His Escape To London In The 1860s, His Marriages, His Status As A Bestselling Novelist, And In Later Life, His Supreme Achievements As A Poet.
Born Claire Delavenay in London, she was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge.She became literary editor of the New Statesman and also the Sunday Times She has written several noted biographies and her work has been recognised with the award of the 1990 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 1991 Hawthornden Prize for The Invisible Woman The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens In