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Gatrell, Simon

Overview
Works: 30 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 7,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Romance fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4748, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Gatrell
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( )

63 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 3,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Thomas Hardy's first bestseller, a country girl is forced to sin against her will
Thomas Hardy writing dress by Simon Gatrell( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustacia Vye criss-crosses the wild Egdon Heath, eager to experience life to the full in her quest for 'music, poetry, passion, war'. She marries Clym Yeobright, native of the heath, but his idealism frustrates her romantic ambitions and her discontent draws others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness
Thomas Hardy and the proper study of mankind by Simon Gatrell( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Gatrell offers a fresh and stimulating exploration of Hardy's account in fiction of the individual man or woman's relationship with various aspects of the encompassing world - with other men and women, with the aggregation known as society, with the natural and artificial environment, and with the supernatural. He focuses on the importance of community in Hardy's fiction, especially on the ability of rural villages and towns to withstand the stresses of industrialized agriculture and the national standardization of education and culture. He also proposes that the full titles Hardy gave to a number of his novels have not been sufficiently attended to as signs instinct with meaning. The title of the book alludes, in part, to Pope's Essay on Man. Simon Gatrell writes, "In his examination of humankind Pope considers how we stand as individuals in relation to divine power, to Nature, and to each other. It is my suggestion that Hardy considers essentially the same questions in his novels: what external to us causes things to happen - God, fate, destiny, the Immanent Will? how do individuals stand in relation to their environment [and] society? and what part do individuals' own natures play in what occurs to them?" Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind concentrates on eight of Hardy's fourteen novels, ranging from the early Under the Greenwood Tree, through neglected middle-period works like Two on a Tower, to the final masterpieces Tess of the d' Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. Of particular note is the author's provocatively imaginative reconstruction of the story of Angel Clare, which follows the chapter on Tess. There are also chapters on the role dance plays in Hardy's fiction and on how his writing encompasses the wider world beyond Wessex and England. A feature of the critical inquiry is the illumination afforded by the study of Hardy's often substantial revisions
Hardy, the creator : a textual biography by Simon Gatrell( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hardy's career as an author bridged the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and during that time he could count among his accomplishments fourteen novels, more than nine hundred poems, a little over four dozen pieces of short fiction, and a verse drama in three volumes that took as its topic the Peninsular War and the fall of Napoleon. Yet on the brink of his first great success, the publication of Far from the Madding Crowd in the prestigious Cornhill Magazine, he wrote to its editor Leslie Stephen that, although he might 'have higher aims some day', at that moment he wished 'merely to be considered a good hand at a serial'. It is safe to say that those higher aims were achieved, for after Hardy's Westminster Abbey funeral, and after large crowds had silently filed past his open grave in Poet's Corner, The Times in its obituary for him mourned the loss of English literature's 'most eminent figure'. Hardy's stature as a writer was, and remains, unassailable, and the continuing popularity of his fiction, in both print and other media, attests to his powerful and enduring representation of human experience"--
A bibliography of George Crabbe by Tony Bareham( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's vision of Wessex by Simon Gatrell( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hardy's Wessex has been much written about, but all the guidebooks and academic studies are based on Wessex as it stood when Hardy, at the age of 72, had completed his transformation of the place. When he began writing in the 1860s, Wessex wasn't even a gleam in his eye. This book traces each step in the evolution of his vision of Wessex in his novels, stories and poems, and suggests how, at several key moments in his career, Wessex might have taken a different direction. There are a number of maps, and reproductions of significant illustrations included in the body of the book."--Jacket
English literature and the wider world( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to apply the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. When the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene inherits her own farm, she attracts three very different suitors; the seemingly commonplace man-of-the-soil Gabriel Oak, the dashing young soldier Francis Troy, and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. Her choice, and the tragedy it provokes, lie at the centre of Hardy's ambivalent story. This edition presents a new text of the novel restoring several manuscript passages never before published with the novel and many of the 1901 revisions missing from nearly all modern versions
Under the greenwood tree, or, The Mellstock quire, a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the small Wessex village of Mellstock, the pretty young schoolmistress Fancy Day finds herself romantically entangled with three different men. Local lad and choir member Dick Dewy has to compete for her affections with a prosperous farmer and the new vicar, the Reverend Maybold. Maybold disrupts parish life and custom when he decides to replace the three generations of singers and instrumentalists who make up the church choir with a modern organ, to be played by Fancy herself. The rivalries and intrigues that follow are played out with gentle humour against an untouched rural scene that will not long survive. Looking back to the 1840s, and the world Hardy remembered as a child, Under the Greenwood Tree brings past and present, community and individual, loss and gain into perspective"--From back cover
The Ends of the earth( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the movement from the self-confident mid-Victorian attitudes expressed by Trollope in South Africa; through the parallel growths of fear of European expansionism and glory in British imperialism voiced by Kipling, Meredith, and Gissing; to the post Victorian, post-Boer War reaction found in Conrad, Forster, and Wells
Under the greenwood tree : or, The Mellstock quire, a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid and authentic re-creation of Hardy's own childhood environment. The happiest of all Hardy's works
English literature and the wider world( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and the wider world( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy's vision of Wessex by Simon Gatrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess of the d'Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy Writing Dress by Simon Gatrell( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new study provides fresh readings of Thomas Hardy's work and illuminates the social and cultural history of dress in the nineteenth century. The book argues that Hardy had a more detailed and acute understanding of the importance of dress in forming and regulating personal identity and social relations than any other writer of his time. Structured thematically, it takes into account both nineteenth-century and modern theoretical approaches to the significance of what we wear. The author gives an extended analysis of individual works by Hardy, showing, for example, that A Pair of Blue Eyes is central to the study of the function of clothing in the expression and perception of sexuality. The Hand of Ethelberta, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Woodlanders are examined in order to show the extent to which dress obscures or reveals the nature of the self. Hardy's other novels, as well as the short stories and poems, are used to confirm the centrality of dress and clothing in Hardy's work. The book also raises issues such as the gendering of dress, cross-dressing, work clothes and working with clothes, dress and the environment, the symbolism of colour in clothes, and the dress conventions relating to death
The Thomas Hardy archive / a facs. of the ms ; with related materials / ed ; with an introd. by Simon Gatrell by Thomas Hardy( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical edition of Thomas Hardy's novel 'Under the Greenwood Tree' by Simon Gatrell( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism
Covers
The return of the nativeUnder the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch schoolThomas Hardy's vision of WessexFar from the madding crowdHardy's vision of WessexTess of the d'Urbevilles
Alternative Names
Gatrell, S.

Gatrell, S. (Simon)

Languages
English (228)