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The Well-Beloved with The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R69
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The Well-Beloved with The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved (Paperback, New edition)

Thomas Hardy; Introduction by Jane Thomas; Notes by Jane Thomas; Series edited by Keith Carabine

Series: Wordsworth Classics

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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 we know it. Overt exploration of the relationship between erotic fascination and creativity makes this novel a nineteenth-century landmark in the persistent debate about art, aesthetics and gender. This volume breaks new ground by including in full the1892 serialised version of the novel - The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved.


Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Release date: July 1999
First published: September 2000
Authors: Thomas Hardy
Introduction by: Jane Thomas
Notes by: Jane Thomas
Series editors: Keith Carabine
Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format / B-format
Pages: 327
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-84022-405-4
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 1-84022-405-3
Barcode: 9781840224054

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