Hardcover, 124 pages, 167 x 244 mm, 1985
Viking ISBN 978-0-670-80680-5
After the publication of Jude the Obscure in 1896, Thomas Hardy resolved to write no more novels. Between 1898 and his death in 1928, he published a number of books of poetry that together form one of the greatest poetic achievements of the 20th century in the English language.
This selection of Hardy’s poems is illustrated with many of the finest of Beningfield’s paintings from Hardy Country together with others created especially for this book. The Hardy poems included here, both familiar and unfamiliar, illuminated with Beningfield’s paintings and drawings, make a beautiful and evocative introduction to the poet’s work.