Thomas Hardy from Serial to Novel
by Mary Chase
University of Minnesota Press, 1927
Paper: 978-0-8166-7129-8

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.
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