Thomas Hardy | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Carl J. Weber

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Thomas Hardy.
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Critical Essay by Carl J. Weber

SOURCE: Weber, Carl J. “Hardy: A Wessex Seesaw.” Saturday Review of Literature 34 (6 January 1951): 24-5.

In the following essay, published during a period of decline in Hardy criticism, Weber urges a reconsideration of Hardy's literary contributions.

Thomas Hardy's first novel appeared in 1871, and those few persons who bought it had to pay only $7.50 for a set of three volumes. In 1926 when George Barr McCutcheon's copy of the same novel was sold at auction in New York it brought $2,100. Only three years later when Jerome Kern's copy of this same work was auctioned off its purchaser paid $4,800. But when Paul Lemperly's copy was sold at auction in 1940 the novel brought only $27.50.

These figures are quoted, not with the misguided idea that a revaluation of Hardy&#x...

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