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Thomas Hardy from Serial to Novel

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Mary Ellen Chase

Thomas Hardy from Serial to Novel

When all the bearings of the matter are taken, it is seen to amount to something more than a study in Hardy’s literary methods. It is highly illuminating with regard to the professional ethics of editors and the general attitude of even late-Victorian England towards a consistent view of truth.

Joseph Warren Beach, University of Minnesota

Thomas Hardy from Serial to Novel was first published in 1927. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

This volume is a valuable examination of Thomas Hardy’s revisions in The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure that rendered them acceptable to the taste of the 1880s magazine reader. A fascinating study of authorship, a compelling study of Hardy’s major works, a historical study of literary construction: no one seriously interested in the art of the novel or in its relation to social history can neglect Professor Chase’s study. It is an indispensable Hardy “item” for libraries, collectors, and all students of literature.

Thomas Hardy from Serial to Novel

Mary Ellen Chase was associate professor of English at Smith College.

Thomas Hardy from Serial to Novel

When all the bearings of the matter are taken, it is seen to amount to something more than a study in Hardy’s literary methods. It is highly illuminating with regard to the professional ethics of editors and the general attitude of even late-Victorian England towards a consistent view of truth.

Joseph Warren Beach, University of Minnesota