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The Woodlanders


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

  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107046504

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  • The Woodlanders (1887) was Thomas Hardy's elventh published novel and the one he claimed to like 'as a story, the best of all'. It is a story of wide appeal, having much to say on themes such as marriage and social class, and with a background revealing its author's profound knowledge and appreciation of many matters, particularly nature and country life. As part of The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides an authoritative and accurate text which aims to reflect Hardy's original artistic intention and represent the novel as it would have been read by his Victorian readers. The novel is supported by a comprehensive introduction, chronology and accompanying textual apparatus which allows the modern reader to trace the novel's evolution from composition to first publication and through several stages of revision in succeeding editions in the quarter of a century following its first publication.

    • Delivers a comprehensive scholarly edition of Thomas Hardy's eleventh published novel
    • Provides an authoritative text that reflects Thomas Hardy's own artistic intentions that showcase the novel as it was first received by his readers
    • Offers a greater understanding of the life of the novel through extensive textual apparatus, introduction and critical notes
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107046504
    • length: 788 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 1 map 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    General editor's preface
    The Woodlanders
    Editorial emendations
    Textual notes
    Record of variants – accidentals
    End-of-line word division
    Appendix A: the title-page verse
    Appendix B: Hardy's prefaces
    Appendix C: illustrations
    Appendix D: description of substantive editions
    Appendix E: compositorial stints for Macmillan's Magazine
    Appendix F: 'pin-holes' in the manuscript of The Woodlanders
    Appendix G: compositorial stints for the 1912 Wessex edition
    Explanatory notes
    Glossary of dialect terms
    Map of Wessex.

  • Author

    Thomas Hardy


    Alan Manford
    Alan Manford was formerly Head of English Department in a Birmingham comprehensive school. He has edited the Thomas Hardy's A Pair of Blue Eyes (1985) and Life's Little Ironies (1996).

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