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Under the Greenwood Tree

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy

  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107089020

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  • Hardy's second published novel, Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), the first of his great series of Wessex novels, was originally published anonymously. As part of the Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides readers with an authoritative and accurate text of the novel; moreover it gives access to every revision that Hardy made, and to notations of all the errors introduced by printers' compositors. The annotated text is surrounded by an introduction that gives a very full account of the genesis, the writing and the publishing history of the novel. A range of appendices and comprehensive explanatory notes explore significant aspects of the composition, production and marketing of the novel, touched on in the introduction, to provide a full understanding of the nature and life of this classic work.

    • Delivers a comprehensive scholarly edition of Thomas Hardy's second published novel as part of the Cambridge Edition of the Works and Stories of Thomas Hardy
    • Provides an authoritative text, including Hardy's own revisions and for the first time excluding errors introduced by printers
    • Enables greater understanding of the life of the novel through extensive textual apparatus, introduction and critical notes
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    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107089020
    • length: 552 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    General editor's preface
    Acknowledgements
    Chronology
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Under the Greenwood Tree
    Variants in punctuation and styling
    End-of-line hyphenation
    Editorial emendations
    Appendix A. Hardy's preface to the Wessex Edition
    Appendix B. Under the Greenwood Tree and The Poor Man and the Lady
    Appendix C. Detailed analysis of the manuscript
    Appendix D. Chapter-division in the manuscript
    Appendix E. Watermarks in the manuscript
    Appendix F. The compositors of the first edition
    Appendix G. Robson's compositors in A Pair of Blue Eyes
    Appendix H. Differences between the first and second editions
    Appendix I. Printing orders for Under the Greenwood Tree Published by Chatto and Windus and Macmillan
    Appendix J. Frontispieces
    Appendix K. Description of substantive editions
    Explanatory notes.

  • Author

    Thomas Hardy

    Editor

    Simon Gatrell, University of Georgia
    Simon Gatrell is Professor of English at the University of Georgia. He has previously published critical editions of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1986) and The Return of the Native (1990), both in the Hardy series of Oxford World Classics for which he was also General Editor. Professor Gatrell is also author of Hardy the Creator: A Textual Biography (1988), Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind (1993), Thomas Hardy's Vision of Wessex (2003) and Thomas Hardy Writing Dress (2011).

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