Thomas Hardy: The Time-torn Man
Thomas Hardy is the acclaimed biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin
'An extraordinary story, beautifully told. Tomalin is the most empathetic of biographers' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, author of the bestselling books Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive.
'Another triumph for a biographer who goes from strength to strength' Melvyn Bragg, Guardian, Books of the Year
'Tomalin provides an object lesson in how to write a life' Economist
Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - twiglet12 - LibraryThing
A well written biography but I despite loving Hardy’s novels I did not enjoy reading about his life and found that although Claire Tomalin tried to get as much excitement out of his life as possible ... Read full review
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Thomas Hardy was an early obsession of mine and I'm not ashamed to admit that it all began with the 1967 John Schlesinger film of Far From the Madding Crowd with Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence ... Read full review