Thomas Hardy's English

By: Elliott, Ralph W.V.

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Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good with light shelfwear. 387pp. Largely self-educated, Thomas Hardy drew his language from many different sources; from the dialect of his native Dorset, from his familiarity with the English Bible, his architectural training, his interest in the arts and his wide reading. He was especially interested, however, in the history of the English language, and he exploited this learning in his writing, reviving old and obsolete works and coining new ones. In this book the author examines the whole range of Hardy's writing, discussing the use of language in the novels, short stories and poetry. He pursues this theme not only with regard to Hardy's vocabulary, but also considers his grammar, his treatment of pronunciation and his handling of narrative.

Title: Thomas Hardy's English

Author Name: Elliott, Ralph W.V.

Categories: English Literature,

Publisher: Oxford and London, Basil Blackwell in association with Andre Deutsch: 1984

ISBN Number: 0631136592

ISBN Number 13: 9780631136590

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 006297

Keywords: thomas hardy, vocabulary, dialect,