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Hardy, Barbara 1924-2016

Works: 142 works in 872 publications in 2 languages and 25,707 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Performer, Other, Singer
Classifications: PR4658, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Barbara Hardy
Most widely held works by Barbara Hardy
The novels of George Eliot; a study in form by Barbara Hardy( Book )

84 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of Jane Austen by Barbara Hardy( Book )

36 editions published between 1075 and 2000 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Reading of Jane Austen (first published by Peter Owen in 1975) has established itself with critics and readers as an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on this author, full of fresh and stimulating perceptions. Central to the word is Barbara Hardy's view of Jane Austen as the originator of the modern novel, largely through her creation of a new and flexible medium enabling her to move easily from sympathy to detachment, from one mind to many minds, from solitary scenes to social gatherings
Critical essays on George Eliot by Barbara Hardy( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appropriate form; an essay on the novel by Barbara Hardy( Book )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this substantial essay on the novel (first published in 1964) Barbara Hardy distinguishes three integral aspects of the art of fiction - story, the working-out of a moral problem, and ""truthfulness"", defined as ""the lively representation of reality"". From this standpoint she discusses and elucidates some characteristic excellences and limitations of a number of major novels and novelists, including Defoe, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Meredith, James, Hardy, E.M. Forster, and D.H. Lawrence
The moral art of Dickens; essays by Barbara Hardy( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy makes a sustained exploration of the moral concern of Dickens's works, that give to his portray of society and the individual its unique quality
The exposure of luxury; radical themes in Thackeray by Barbara Hardy( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tellers and listeners : the narrative imagination by Barbara Hardy( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middlemarch; critical approaches to the novel by Barbara Hardy( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Anglo-American collection of essays on Middlemarch comprises a many-faceted study of a great and much-discussed novel. Written by scholars on both sides of the Atlantic who are linked by a close and concentrated interest in the novel, this group of complementary and interrelated studies is representative of its time, both in its range and in the way it looks back and ahead in methods and conclusions. It mixes formal analysis and doubts about formal analysis; studies of background and studies of foreground; and proffers examples of linguistic criticism of a relaxed and eclectic kind. Reade
The advantage of lyric : essays on feeling in poetry by Barbara Hardy( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the title essay, Professor Hardy argues for the special advantage of lyric over other other literary genres in conveying intense private feelings publicly. She then gives detailed consideraton to the lyric poetry of John Donne, Arthur Hugh Clough, and a group of poets central to the modernist canon: Hopkins, Yeats, Aden, Dylan Thomas, and Sylvia Plath. Those interested in W.H. Auden will find the book of particular value, since Auden occupies a central place in it. W.H. Auden has frequently been held up as the modern example par excellence of a 'public poet' whose works betray relatively li
Forms of feeling in Victorian fiction by Barbara Hardy( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens : the later novels: Bleak House ... Edwin Drood by Barbara Hardy( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Book )

52 editions published between 1876 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over een vrouw die tegen haar zin trouwt met een welgestelde man, om haar familie van een financiële ondergang te redden, en tevens de liefdesgeschiedenis van de man voor wie zij liefde heeft opgevat: een Jood, die zich wijdt aan het ideaal van herleving van het Joods bewustzijn
George Eliot : a critic's biography by Barbara Hardy( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not for publication: ''promises to present the distilled understanding and insight of Professor Hardy''s lifetime engagement with George Eliot ... strengths lie in the sensitive close reading that distinguishes Barbara Hardy''s criticism and in the fascinating links and echoes between life and fiction that her comprehensive knowledge of the novelist''s writing enables her to find ... the proposed book would be accessible to a wide general readership and Barbara Hardy''s established reputation would be a selling point in itself.'' Readers report from John Rignall (Reader at University of Warwick a
Dickens and creativity by Barbara Hardy( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph covers Dickens and creativity, analysing both his discussion of creativity and imagination and illustrations in his work. Charles Dickens' experience and imagining of creativity is at the heart of his self-awareness, subject-matter and narrative. His intelligence works intuitively rather than conceptually and ideas about imagination often emerge informally in personal letters and implicitly through characters, language and story. His self-analysis and reflexive tendency are embedded in his styles and forms of narrative and dialogue, images of normality, madness, extremity, subver
Dylan Thomas : an original language by Barbara Hardy( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy : imagining imagination : Hardy's poetry and fiction by Barbara Hardy( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers close readings of Thomas Hardy's poetry and novels, regarding these as expressive forms of everyday and professional acts of the imagination. Hardy is placed in the long tradition of writers who subject is not art but imagination and whose most interesting aesthetic introspectionÆs, like those of Jane Austen and George Eliot, are oblique or sub-textual. So what the reader follows here is Hardy's imagining of imagination in his elegies and nature poems and in his major characters from Gabriel Oak to Tess and Jude. The themes and forms examined by Barbara Hardy include narrative
Charles Dickens, the writer and his work by Barbara Hardy( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's storytellers : dramatic narration by Barbara Hardy( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral art of Dickens by Barbara Hardy( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Barbara Hardy is a noted critic of nineteenth-century fiction but her essays on Dickens have hitherto been scattered widely among critical journals and anthologies. The seven studies she has here collected, introduced, and in part revised, together make up a sustained exploration of the moral concern which informs the novelist's work and gives to his portrayal of society and the individual its unique quality. A general discussion of the moral nature of Dickens' art leads to a study of patterns of change and conversion and this in turn to a close examination of four representative nov
Swansea girl : a memoir by Barbara Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Swansea Girl is a recollection of childhood and adolescence told with an attractive candour and made vivid by the author's remarkable eye for detail. It concentrates on the period 1924-42."--BOOK JACKET. "Barbara Hardy's maternal grandfather came from a Devon family, some of whom took part in the emigration across the Bristol Channel to the late-Victorian industries of South Wales. This family married into a Welsh tribe of Joneses. Her father's family was of Eastern European Jewish ancestry. The author groups her memories into themes, forming a broadly sequential pattern - mother and father, brother and cousins, schools, culture, politics, religion, sex and love. And she shows us how the lives of her parents were shaped by history, in particular by the two world wars, the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the thirties Depression."--BOOK JACKET. "Barbara and her brother Bill grew up in the provincial culture of their time, in a Baptist religion, a narrow moral code and with the mixed blessings of an elementary and grammar-school education. Yet the emphasis of this appealing story is on family life, with its rich throng of relations, friends and languages, and their compelling influences."--BOOK JACKET
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George Eliot : a critic's biography
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A reading of Jane AustenThe moral art of Dickens; essaysGeorge Eliot : a critic's biographyDickens and creativityDylan Thomas : an original languageThomas Hardy : imagining imagination : Hardy's poetry and fictionShakespeare's storytellers : dramatic narration