Thomas Hardy’s Women
Hardy’s Well-Beloved looks at Hardy’s relationship with a number of women who featured prominently in his life: Jemimah Hardy (the Matriarch), Emma and Florence (the two unfortunate wives), Tryphena Sparks, Florence Henniker, Agnes Gove and Gertrude Bugler, four of his lady friends, and finally a number of the most significant and interesting heroines from his fourteen novels.
LATEST: I will be giving a zoom talk on Thomas Hardy’s Women at 2.30pm on the 16th June as part of the Sturminster Newton Literary Festival – do join us on zoom! (details from the festival organisers)
UPDATE: The revised editions of both novels, ‘Florence: Mistress of Max Gate‘ and ‘Emma; A Woman Betrayed‘ are available in paperback on the Sundial website (www.sundialpress.co.uk)
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