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Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn ManThomas 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.

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  1. says:

    when thomas hardy died, he wanted to be buried in stinsford pretty much everyone else wanted him to be buried in westminster abbey so a compromise they take out his heart and put it in a tin and bury that in stinsford and the rest of him is to be cremated and buried in westminster abbey but then a cat comes along and eats the heart so they have to kill the cat and bury that instead that, my friends, is a pastoral legend which i grew up believing and which this book killed for me the whole cat part is untrue, the dual burial is very true but i think that the story emerged because thomas hardy s life was prettyboring his creative life and output is amazing, but to achieve that he mostly had to sit around, writing no complicated entanglements, no flipping over the christmas table, no drugged out suicide attempts thomas hardy stayed in an unsuitable marriage for years upon years, quietly writing and grasping for fame and social betterment staid and english tea and dogs the best hardy quote from the book is his own There is not that regular gradation among womankind that there is among men You may meet with 999 exactly alike, and then the thousandth not a little better, but far above them Practically therefore, it is useless for a man to seek after this thousandth to make her his. ...


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    You love not me,And love alone can lend you loyalty I know and knew it But, unto the storeOf human deeds divine in all but name,Was it not worth a little hour or To add yet this Once you, a woman, cameTo soothe a time torn man even though it beYou love not me In one of the BBC s Book Club programmes Claire Tomalin disarmingly tells how she was or less forced by her publisher to come up with a decent by line to her biography of Thomas Hardy, which she had hoped to call, in all simplicity, Thomas Hardy And how she scoured, once , the poems, desperately hoping for an idea, any idea Time torn , taken from his poem A Broken Appointment, how about that Float that with the editor, does he like it He did indeed, and by one of those felicitous fancies of fate, it resonates beautifully with her wonderfully nuanced portrayal of this figure Time torn a man who was born at the beginning of the Victorian age, in 1840, just three years after Victoria became queen, and who lived on until the r...


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    Being a Hardy enthusiast, it maddens me to hear people turn their noses up when he s mentioned before churning out the cheap and hackneyed well, he s depressing line It was refreshing, then, to finally get around to reading Claire Tomalin s well reviewed biography which, in part, discusses why Hardy was so often at pains to deny the characters of his Great Novels a certain happily ever afterness.Many of Hardy s denigrators would, though, concede that he writes beautifully, and his oft neglected verse is dispersed throughout this account Read alongside Tomalin s biographical narrative, it makes for a cracking read which reminds you of old lines and acquaints you with as yet unexplored material When discussing a particular novel, Tomalin weaves a pr cis of the story with the backdrop to when it was written, which covers the format in which it was published and its reception All this invests these stories, published I don t know how many times in Classic editions and reimagined on the television ti...


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    I very much enjoyed Claire Tomalin s biography of Thomas Hardy She did a solid job describing the times and circumstances surrounding Hardy s life The first two thirds of the book made me both curious and interested about Hardy as a developing author as well as his many novels It was interesting to learn about his ancestry, early life and difficulties in terms of becoming a writer The landscape and surroundings are wonderfully depicted as well as his romance and marriage to Emma Hardy Be warned that there are numerous spoilers for the novels in this biography as Tomalin happily analyzes plot lines and speculates around their association with people in Hardy s life A surprise were the numerous references to Hardy s poetry It is eloquent and powerful often focusing on nature and aspects of time and memory The last third of the biography focused on minute details, Florence Hardy his second wife and was a bit overblown where was the editor It dragged on a bit However, Tomalin eloquently installs a foundation for e...


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    Let s get the niggles out of the way.there is a little too much speculation whether Hardy s mother could write, assuming he was disappointed at not visiting the Great Exhibition when there is no evidence, discoursing on what sort of parents Tom and Emma would have been, describing the wedding despite admitting there is no record, and then straying too far into marriage guidance.There are a few horrible infelicities of language which suggest that maybe her editor is a little in awe of her reputation reference to Emma time travelling inside her grave , sentences without verbs, and this jarring comment on the marriage some of the tenderness they failed to give one another went to the pets, providing an alternative form of bonding Oh dear And yet, and yet.Thomas Hardy lives in this book, as do a host of friends and relations, I felt I knew him as well as anyone could by the time I finished Tomalin s ability to sum up character is exemplified in this Hardy never willingly missed a funeral and a slightly longer and utterly beautiful comment on his personality ...


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    As I have said before, I am woefully poorly read in the classics, so when one of my favorite librarians chose Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy for his May book discussion, I determined to read it all the way through, even though one of my much better read friends said he remembered his reading of it, when he was a teen, as being a depressing slog Depressing Oh, yes I d say that is even an understatement There is one point in the book and those who have read it will surely know the part I mean when I was so shocked, I just closed up my heart to the rest of the story It was too painful to be very closely involved with the characters after that Jude had intrigued me though because there are two chief themes in the book one, a questioning of Victorian religious, and in particular, marriage customs the other, a harsh look at the impossibility of social mobility in a class conscious society, as Victorian England was I think marriage customs have become open, but social mobility still seems to be an issue The discussion from our reading of Jude was animated and thought provoking, so our librarian had chosen well This reading made me wonder about Thomas Hardy himself and when I was casting about for a biography, I saw that the wonderful Claire Tomalin had written one, so my next book was at once chosen I had read Tomalin s bio of Samuel Pepys and found it fascinating This biography gives great insight i...


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    Another completely engrossing biography by Claire Tomalin Anyone with a slight interest in Hardy would likely enjoy this book for fans of Hardy, this biography weaves in how Hardy s background never left...


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    I m one of those freaks who likes the novels better than the poetry I like him better when he is crapping on Victorian hypocrisy, classism and gender strait jackets then when he is delightfully delineating a country scene It is also that I like the younger Hardy When he gets old and starts churning out the poems he is quite comfortable and rich and the Prince even visits him forgetting being clubbable the Lady he married is another mad woman literally in the attic and he just isn t that sympathetic any I enjoyed reading this book but it kind of took Hardy down a notch for me Not that I dislike the poems I can get into rhymes about a snow covered tree as much as the next guy Just don t forget there would have been no Winter Words without Jude Emma Hardy is an interesting character here, and Tomalin is not unsympathetic She frames the book with TH s love poems to Emma, and strives to remind us that TH cared for her somehow even when he...


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    Audiobook reader pretty good.I have read a number of Hardy s books though many were years ago they made along time impression on me I knew next to nothing about his poetry or life prior this book.The author spent a lot of time analyzing the books and in particular the poetry I am not a regular reader of poetry have read little of Hardy s From what was included here I doubt I will track much down It was interesting to see how he wrote about his first wife Emma who he was married to for 38 years, estranged toward the end Wrapped around all the analysis of his work is the author s biography of his life For his times he seemed somewhat of a non conformist in his choices of career and marriages He started out as an architect while writing in his spare time His career as a writer made him well to do though he saw himself as a poet first His 2 marriages were complicated While still part of it he was highly critical of Vict...


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    As we know, writing an interesting biography is difficult Why Because there are some basic facts life, death, mother, father, siblings, lovers, spouse s , children, work, etc that readers expect to learn about For example, how did their subject die Was is a typical death Did he die of some disease or was he murdered It s these facts that engage the author in a blow by blow record in such a way it keeps the facts lively enough to hold the reader s attention and interest us in reading But, it is also so much .They spend such an inordinate amount of time recounting events in their subject s life that other biographers have provided dozens of time before Then, even though biographers interpret facts and edit them, unlike historical novelists, they can t alter the facts They cannot do all that much creative maneuvering of what they learned to keep our interest.But, that is precisely what Tomalin has done with her biographical book Thomas Hardy For example Tomalin shows us how Hardy and his wife, Emma, steadily grew and miserable in their lives together that Emma was uppity, dismissed Hardy s family as peasants, and joined the women s suffrage movement that Hardy himself was attracted to girls young enough to be his granddaughters and chased them around the country...

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