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176 the ground covered is familiar to anyone even cursorily acquainted with_earlier Hardy criticism, and some well-worn quotations make their inevitable appearance. The book invites comparison with such earlier general studies as those of Douglas Brown, A. J. Guérard and Carl J. Weber; and while the reader who is seeking a short survey of Hardy s work will find Mr. Stewart a pleasant and reliable guide, the view must be recorded that his book lacks the originiaity of thesis of Brown's study, the critical incisiveness of Guerard's, and the inclusiveness of Weber's. (Both the claim in the publisher's blurb that it is "comprehensive," and the subtitle Ά Critical Biography,· can only be accepted with strong reservations.) Professor Millgate's Thomas Hardy: his Career as a Novelist, also published last year, is a much more substantial book which makes use of unpublished sources such as Hardy s manuscripts and correspondence, and is fully documented. Beside it, Mr. Stewart's slim volume appears rather old-fashioned, not to say under-nourished. University of Alberta Norman Page BOOKS RECEIVED Listing here does not preclude the publication of a review in a future issue of ELT. Publishers receive two copies of the review. Adams, Elsie B. Bernard Shaw and the Aesthetes (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1971). $8.00 A Concordance to the Plays of. W. B. Yeats, ed by Eric Domville. 2 vols (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1972J. Contemporary American Poetry, ed by Donald Hall. 2nd ed, rvd and expanded (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1972; 1st pub, I962). Paper: $1.50. Lukacs, Georg. The Theory of the Novel, trans by Anna Bostock (Cambridge, Mass: The M. I. T. P, 1971; 1st pub in German, I920). $5.95. Modern British Short Novels, ed by Robert M. Davis (Glenview.Ill: Scott, Foresman, 1972). Paper. Parkinson, Thomas. W._B. Yeats Self Critic and the Later Poetry. 2 vols in 1 (Berkeley» University of California P, 1971; first pub separately, 1951, 1964). $11.50. Paul, Charles B., and Robert D. Pepper. "The Importance of Reading Alfred» Oscar Wilde's Debt to Alfred de Musset," Bulletin of the New York Public Library, LXXV (Jan-Dec 1971), 506-42. Razanov, Vasily. Dostoevsky and the Legend of the Grand Inquisitor. trans and with an Afterword by Spencer E. Roberts (Ithaca» Cornell UP, 1972). $9.50. Swigg, Richard. Lawrence, Hardy, and American Literature (Lond: Oxford UP, 1972). $"16.25 Woolf, James Dudley. Edmund Gosse (NY: Twayne, 1972). ...

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ISSN
1559-2715
Print ISSN
0013-8339
Pages
p. 176
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-21
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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