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Praise

“A fascinating case study in mid-Victorian literary sociology.”
The New York Times

“Admirable . . . One returns to Thomas Hardy with renewed pleasure and surprise.”
The New York Review of Books

“Tomalin brings . . . the skills of an experienced and accomplished biographer . . . and the confidence of a deeply informed literary critic.”
-Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

Awards

New York Times Notable Book WINNER

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