The Thomas Hardy Resource Library

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Check out the R.L. Purdy Collection at Yale. There are many Hardy items listed as well other interesting things.

The Dorchester Reference Library & their Thomas Hardy collection.

The UCR Library has a Hardy collection, also.

There is a Hardy letter at U Calgary.

Thomas Hardy's entry in the Academy of American Poets (!)

The Finzi Room at Reading University has the manuscript of "We Field-Women."

Colby College has the Carl Weber collection.

Martin Ray has a new book out on Hardy, A Textual Study of the Short Stories.

Select Sources

Hardy, Thomas: The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy, edited by Michael Millgate (London, 1984).
Hardy, Thomas: The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy, edited by R. L. Purdy and M. Millgate (Oxford, 1978-88).
Thomas Hardy's Personal Writings, ed. Harold Orel (London, 1967).
Thomas Hardy: The Literary Notebooks of Thomas Hardy, edited by Lennart A. Björk (London, 1985).
Thomas Hardy: The Personal Notebooks of Thomas Hardy, edited by Richard Taylor (London, 1978).
Thomas Hardy: The Architectural Notebook of Thomas Hardy, edited by Claudius Beatty (Dorchester, 1966).
Bailey, J. O., The Poetry of Thomas Hardy: A Handbook and Commentary (1970).
Barber, D. F. (ed.), Concerning Thomas Hardy (1968).
Bayley, J., An Essay on Thomas Hardy (Cambridge, 1978).
Blunden, E., Thomas Hardy (London, 1942).
Boumbela, P., Thomas Hardy and Women (Brighton, 1982).
Brady, Kristin: The Short Stories of Thomas Hardy (London, 1982).
Brooks, Jean: Thomas Hardy: The Poetic Structure (London, 1971).
Clements, P., and Grindle, J. (eds), The Poetry of Thomas Hardy (London, 1980).
Collins, V. H., Talks with Thomas Hardy at Max Gate (London, 1928).
Davie, D., Thomas Hardy and British Poetry (London, 1973).
Dean, S., Hardy's Poetic Vision in 'The Dynasts' (1977).
Drabble, M. (ed.), The Genius oJ Thomas Hardy (London, 1976).
Draper, R. P. (ed.), Thomas Hardy: The Tragic Novels (London, 1975).
Firor, R., Folkways in Thomas Hardy (Philadelphia, 1931).
Gatrell, Simon: Hardy the Creator (Oxford, 1988).
Gittings, Robert and Jo Manton: The Second Mrs Hardy (London, 1979).
Gittings, Robert: The Older Hardy (London, 1978).
Gittings, Robert: Young Thomas Hardy (London, 1975).
Goode, J., Thomas Hardy: The Offensive Truth (Oxford, 1988).
Gregor, I., The Great Web: The Form of Hardy 's Major Fiction (London, 1974).
Grundy, J., Hardy and the Sister Arts (1979).
Guerard, A. (ed.), Hardy: A Collection of Critical Essays (Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1963).
Hands, T., Thomas Hardy: Distracted Preacher? (London, 1989).
Hands, Timothy: A Hardy Chronology (London, 1992).
Hardy, Emma: Some Recollections, edited by Evelyn Hardy and Robert Gittings (Oxford, 1979).
Hardy, Evelyn: Thomas Hardy (London, 1954).
Hawkins, Desmond: Concerning Agnes (Gloucester, 1982).
Hawkins, Desmond: Hardy: Novelist and Poet (New York, 1976).
Howe, Irving: Thomas Hardy (London, 1967).
Hynes, S., The Pattern of Hardy's Poetry (1961).
Jackson, Arlene: Illustration and the Novels of Thomas Hardy (London, 1982).
Kay-Robinson, D., Hardy's Wessex Reappraised (1972).
Kay-Robinson, Denys: The First Mrs Thomas Hardy (London, 1979).
Kramer, D. (ed.), Critical Approaches to the Fiction of Thomas Hardy (London, 1979).
Kramer, D., Thomas Hardy: The Forms of Tragedy (London, 1975).
Laird, J. T., The Shaping of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Oxford, 1975).
Lawrence, D. H.: Study of Thomas Hardy (Cambridge, 1985).
Lea, H., Thomas Hardy's Wessex (1913).
Marsden, K., The Poems of Thomas Hardy: A Critical Introduction (London, 1969).
Miller, J. H.. Thomas Hardy: Distance and Desire (Oxford, 1972).
Millgate, M., Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography (London, 1982).
Millgate, Michael: Thomas Hardy: A Biography (Oxford, 1982).
Millgate, Michael: Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist (London, 1971).
Morgan, Charles: The House of Macmillan (London, 1943).
Morgan, Rosemarie: Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy (London, 1988).
Orel, H., The Final Years of Thomas Hardy 1912-1928 (London, 1976).
Orel, H., Thomas Hardy's Epic Drama: A Study of 'The Dynasts' (Kansas, 1963).
Page, Norman: Thomas Hardy (London, 1977).
Paulin, T., Thomas Hardy: The Poetry of Perception (London, 1986).
Pinion, F. B.: A Hardy Companion (London, 1968).
Pinion, F. B.: Thomas Hardy: His Life and Friends (London, 1992).
Purdy, R. L.: Thomas Hardy: A Bibliographical Study (Oxford, 1954).
Ray, Martin S., An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Thomas Hardy (New York and London, 1989).
Rutland, W., Thomas Hardy: A Study of His Writings and Their Background, 1938.
Seymour-Smith, M.: Hardy (London, 1994).
Smith, A. (ed.), The Novels of Thomas Hardy (London, 1979).
Springer, M., Hardy's Use of Allusion (London, 1983).
Stewart J. I. M.: Thomas Hardy (London, 1971).
Sumner, Rosemary: Thomas Hardy: Psychological Novelist (London, 1981).
Taylor, Dennis: Hardy's Metres and Victorian Prosody (Oxford, 1988).
Taylor, Dennis: Hardy's Poetry 1860-1928 (London, 1981).
Taylor, Richard: The Neglected Hardy (London, 1982).
Wilson, Keith: Thomas Hardy on the Stage (London, 1995).
Zietlow, P., Moments of Vision: The Poetry of Thomas Hardy (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974).

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