Wessex Poems

by Thomas hardy


Wessex Poems by Thomas Hardy. First edition (1898). First impression. Medium format hardback in excellent condition. Spine is browned. There is also a previous owner inscription on ffep. No other markings. This is the rarer cream cloth binding with bevelled edges, blocked and lettered in gold, produced by the publishers for Christmas gift sales. An excellent copy, please see picturess. Any questions please get in touch.

About Wessex Poems

Wessex Poems was Hardy's first collection of poetry, published after he had turned away from novel writing, disillusioned by the savage reception Jude the Obscure had received. Its publication marked the start of an extraordinary new phase in Hardy's writing career: for the rest of his long life, he would write only poetry. Here are sprightly Dorset ballads, verses set during the Napoleonic Wars, and personal poems reflecting on Hardy's life and loves. In conclusion, composed throughout Hardy's life and animated by his affection for his beloved Wessex, their publication in 1898 heralded the arrival of a major new poetic voice.

About Thomas Hardy

So, Thomas Hardy OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, including the poetry of William Wordsworth.

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