Wessex Poems and Other Verses

New York: Harpers, 1899.

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First edition. Faint stain to the bottom corner of the front board and a little darkening to the spine, an attractive, very good copy. Hardy's first volume of poetry, a form he turned to after the unsatisfactory reception of his novels, and a pursuit which he always regarded as far more important than his fiction. Though today's readers know him mostly for his great tragedies, Hardy was considered the equal of Yeats as the great poet of the turn of the century.

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Wessex Poems and Other Verses. Thomas HARDY.
Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Thomas Hardy
birth name: Thomas Hardy
born: 6/2/1840
died: 1/11/1928
nationality: Great Britain

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English poet and his nation's foremost regional novelist, whose most impressive novels are set in "Wessex," an imaginary county in southwest England that were based on the actual county of Dorset. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore