This series provides the student with accessible and authoritative' annotated editions of key texts in English and American literature from medieval to modern times. This is the first comprehensively-annotated selection of Hardy's poems, providing the student with essential guidance, from a full introduction to headnotes to each poem and detailed on-the-page annotation. It will be the leading edition of a major poet. Key Features * Features a very full selection of some 180 poems covering all the key aspects of Hardy's poetic career. On-the-page annotation provides all the information the student needs to make the poems work for her/him. Includes Hardy's own reflections on his poetry, making this a self-sufficient text for teaching and study.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Chronology Introduction 1. From Wessex Poems (1898). 2. From Poems of the Past and the present (1902). 3. From Time's Laughingstocks (1909). 4. From Satires of Circumstance (1914). 5. From Moments of Vision (1917). 6. From Late Lyrics and Earlier in 1922. 7. From Human shows (1925). 8. From Winter Words (1928). 9. From Hardy's Uncollected Poems, Selections from Hardy's Autobiography. Appendix I: Two Early Versions of Poems by Hardy Appendix II: Page References in Hardy's Autobiography Bibliography Index of Titles