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The Well Beloved

Can desire, that never-ending pursuit of something magical and special – be ever satisfied?

This last novel by 19th century realist Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D’Ubervilles, Jude The Obscure, Far From The Madding Crowd) tells the story of the sculptor Jocelyn Pierston’s search for the ideal woman, through three generations of a Portland family. One of Hardy’s most neglected novels and a precursor to Shaw’s Pygmalion, it is a semi-autobiographical tale of an artist pursuing his muse through the forms of many women.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth

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Cecilia Latella (Illustrator)

Can desire, that never-ending pursuit of something magical and special – be ever satisfied?

This last novel by 19th century realist Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D’Ubervilles, Jude The Obscure, Far From The Madding Crowd) tells the story of the sculptor Jocelyn Pierston’s search for the ideal woman, through three generations of a Portland family. One of Hardy’s most neglected novels and a precursor to Shaw’s Pygmalion, it is a semi-autobiographical tale of an artist pursuing his muse through the forms of many women.