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Hardy, Barbara 1924-2016

Works: 187 works in 948 publications in 2 languages and 28,074 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Biography  Novels  Historical fiction  Drama  Television mini-series  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Performer, Other, Singer, Compiler
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 )

81 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 2,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of Jane Austen by Barbara Hardy( )

39 editions published between 1075 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,743 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
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
The moral art of Dickens; essays by Barbara Hardy( )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 2,121 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
Thomas Hardy : imagining imagination : Hardy's poetry and fiction by Barbara Hardy( )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,768 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
Dickens and creativity by Barbara Hardy( )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,685 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
George Eliot : a critic's biography by Barbara Hardy( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 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
Critical essays on George Eliot by Barbara Hardy( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. 'Scenes of clerical life' : the diagram and the picture / Derek and Sybil Oldfield -- 2. 'Adam Bede' / John Goode -- 3. 'The mill on the floss' / Barbara Hardy -- 4. 'Silas Marner' / Lilian Haddakin -- 5. 'Romola' as fable / George Levine -- 6. 'Felix Holt the radical' / Arnold Kettle -- 7. 'Middlemarch' : a note on George Eliot's 'Wisdom' / Isobel Armstrong -- 8. 'Daniel Deronda' : George Eliot and political change / Graham Martin -- 9. Idea and image in the novels of George Eliot / W. J. Harvey -- 10. The pastoral of intellect / John Bayley
The appropriate form; an essay on the novel by Barbara Hardy( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,045 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
Tellers and listeners : the narrative imagination by Barbara Hardy( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, not art, makes us all story-tellers. Daily and nightly we devise fictions and chronicles, calling some of them daydreams or dreams, some of them nightmares, some of them truths, records, reports and plans. The object of this book is to look at these natural narrative forms and themes, which have been neglected by critics but recognized by narrative artists, using literary criticism in order to argue the limits and limitations of literature. Although Hardy's suggestions about narrative apply broadly to all artistic forms, in the second part of the book she approaches the subject through
Middlemarch; critical approaches to the novel by Barbara Hardy( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 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 exposure of luxury; radical themes in Thackeray by Barbara Hardy( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 914 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 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particularities : readings in George Eliot by Barbara Hardy( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Book )

54 editions published between 1876 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 469 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
The moral art of Dickens by Barbara Hardy( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 354 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 portrayak 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 novels: Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield and Great Expectations
Dylan Thomas : an original language by Barbara Hardy( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the poetry and stories of Dylan Thomas, discussing the Welsh writer's creative achievements, intelligence, regional identity, response to James Joyce and other writers, his style, his subject matter, use of language, and other related topics
Charles Dickens, the writer and his work by Barbara Hardy( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thomas Hardy : imagining imagination : Hardy's poetry and fiction
A reading of Jane AustenThe moral art of Dickens; essaysThomas Hardy : imagining imagination : Hardy's poetry and fictionDickens and creativityGeorge Eliot : a critic's biographyThe moral art of DickensDylan Thomas : an original language
Alternative Names
Hardy, Barbara

Hardy, Barbara 1924-

Hardy, Barbara 1924-2016

Hardy, Barbara Gladys 1924-2016

Hardy, Barbara N. 1924-

Hardy, Barbara N. 1924-2016

Hardy, Barbara Nathan.

Hardy Barbara Nathan 1924-2016

Nathan, Barbara

Nathan Barbara 1924-2016

Nathan Hardy, Barbara 1924-

Nathan Hardy, Barbara 1924-2016

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