Date of Award

1968

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Mrs. Martha Black

Abstract

That Thomas Hardy is not a novelist who tells stories merely for the diversion of his audiences, nor a poet who delights in the sensuous and suggestive appeal of cleverly built word structures is apparent even to the most superficial of his readers. One recognizes inevitably that Hardy's underlying aim has always been the conveyance of ideas, and that he has throughout his literary career drawn from the depths of a definite and fairly consistent world-view.

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