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Gibson, James 1919-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 425 publications in 3 languages and 5,986 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Pastoral fiction  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PZ3.H222, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Gibson
The complete poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the nineteenth-century English writer's poems features previously uncollected works including epigraphs, Domicilium, and songs from The Dynasts
Thomas Hardy : a literary life by James Gibson( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy is today recognised as second only to Shakespeare in the greatness of his achievement. Writer of fourteen published novels, two or three of them among the greatest in our language, of that remarkable Napoleonic epic, The Dynasts, of nearly eight books of verse containing some of the finest and most anthologised of all English poems, and a host of short stories, Hardy is a fascinating literary personality. James Gibson traces his life from his birth in a humble cottage in Dorset to his death and burial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. We see Hardy in the first thirty years of his life determined to become a great writer and earnestly preparing himself for that career. For most of the next thirty years he wrote novels which slowly brought him fame and wealth, and then, returning to his first love, poetry, he achieved a similar success as a poet. He is shown to be a highly professional writer who drew largely upon his own personal experience and took great pride in his calling
The variorum edition of the complete poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy : the complete poems by Thomas Hardy( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hardy's first love was always poetry. It was not until 1898, when he was fifty-eight years old, having already established his reputation with fourteen novels and over forty short stories, that his first book of poetry, Wessex Poems, was published. For the final thirty years of his life he abandoned fiction and devoted himself entirely to poetry. It is a tribute to his remarkable powers of creativity that he is now not only regarded as one of the most important of English novelists but is also recognised as a poet of major stature and ever-increasing popularity. The Complete Poems, edited by James Gibson, includes all of Hardy's prolific output of more than nine hundred poems, complemented by a detailed notes section
Thomas Hardy, poems : a casebook by Thomas Hardy( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy : interviews and recollections by Martin Ray( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy was an unknown architect in 1870, a famous novelist by 1895, and acknowledged as a great novelist, poet and epic-dramatist when he died in 1928. This book brings together over 100 recollections from the great and famous
Let the poet choose by James Gibson( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kent : Diocese of Canterbury( Book )

20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philadelphia Shakespeare story : Horace Howard Furness and the variorum Shakespeare by James Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy by James Gibson( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and background - Writing, publication and initial critical reception of Tess - Summaries and critical commentary - What the novel is about
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading
Selected short stories and poems by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some background information - Sources - Assessment - Meaning of the play
Chosen poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiles of time by Nelson Slade Bond( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the identification of the more common invertebrate animals found in the shallower waters of the Atlantic Coast from Nova Scotia to Cape Hatteras
The woodlanders by Thomas Hardy( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the secluded forest community of Little Hintock, Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders inextricably links the dramatic English landscape with the story of a woman caught between two rivals of radically different social statures. Grace Melbury is promised to her longtime companion, Giles Winterborne, a local woodlander and a gentle, steadfast man. When her socially motivated father pressures her to wed the ambitious doctor Edred Fitzpiers, Grace's loyalties shift -- and her decision leads to tumultuous consequences. With its explorations of class and gender, lust and betrayal, The Woodlanders is one of Hardy's most vivid and powerful works
Under the greenwood tree ; Our exploits at West Poley : and humorous stories by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard times by Charles Dickens( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gradgrind, a practical man, brings up his two children, Louisa and Tom, accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative and emotional sides of their natures with devastating consequences
As large as alone by Christopher Copeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thomas Hardy : a literary life
Alternative Names
Gibson, James

Gibson, James Charles 1919-

Languages
English (237)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Covers
Thomas Hardy : a literary lifeThomas Hardy : the complete poemsThomas Hardy : interviews and recollectionsKent : Diocese of CanterburyFar from the madding crowdTess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas HardyTess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticismSelected short stories and poems