Portrait Thomas Hardy

Title: Thomas Hardy's Wessex



Essay: Thomas Hardy's Wessex?

The Evolution of Wessex
Timeline | Relevant letters by Hardy| Variant readings | Maps of Wessex| Contemporary reviews

The Fictional Concept
Hardy on the occasion of being presented with the Freedom of Dorchester (1910) | Hardy's classification of his works | Alterations to maps of Wessex | Concept of Wessex as defined in the "General Preface to the Novels and Poems" (1912) | Link: Sensitive map of Wessex as it it known to us today

The Markting Concept
Frontispieces | Macmillan's publication details of Hardy's novels (1902 - 1928)

Internet links | Printed resources | Software