THE WOODLANDERS (Presentation Copy Inscribed by the Author)
Hardy, Thomas. THE WOODLANDERS. With a map of Wessex. London: Macmillan, 1903. Early reprint edition in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. A FINE, fresh copy INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper and dated 1907. The presentation is rather enigmatic. "For Alliance sake (I. K. H7. VI)." Hardy seems to be quoting Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1, Act Two, Scene Five in which an unjust death is blamed as being "for alliance sake." THE WOODLANDERS is itself filled with Shakespeare allusions, especially Hamlet, and Henry VI Part 1 is alluded to in other of Hardy's works. A mystery only partially solved and a recipient as yet entirely unknown. Purdy p. 57. Bookseller Inventory # 001910
Title: THE WOODLANDERS (Presentation Copy Inscribed...
Publisher: Osgood, McIlvaine, London
Publication Date: 1903
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Signed: Inscribed By Author
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