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Gatrell, Simon

Overview
Works: 35 works in 227 publications in 1 language and 7,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pastoral fiction  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PZ3.H222, 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( Book )

56 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy's best-selling novel about a country girl who is forced to sin against her will. Includes a reader's supplement
Thomas Hardy and the proper study of mankind by Simon Gatrell( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 668 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
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 657 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
Hardy, the creator : a textual biography by Simon Gatrell( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 575 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
A bibliography of George Crabbe by Tony Bareham( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 321 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 243 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 )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : a facsimile of the manuscript, with related materials by Thomas Hardy( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the native : a facsimile of the manuscript, with related materials by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy writing dress by Simon Gatrell( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and the wider world / the ends of the earth : 1876-1918 / ed. by Simon Gatrell( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and the wider world( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 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

English literature and the wider world( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the greenwood tree : or, The Mellstock quire ; a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thomas Hardy archive / a facs. of the ms ; with related materials / ed. with an introd. by Simon Gatrell by Thomas Hardy( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thomas Hardy's vision of WessexHardy's vision of Wessex
Alternative Names
Gatrell, S.

Gatrell, S. (Simon)

Languages
English (209)

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Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch schoolThe return of the nativeThomas Hardy's vision of WessexFar from the madding crowdTess of the d'UrbervillesHardy's vision of Wessex