J. B. Bullen explores the relationship between reality and the dream, identifying the places and the settings for Hardy’s writing, and showing how and why he shaped them to serve the needs of his characters and plots. The locations may be natural or man-made, but they are rarely fantastic or imaginary. A few have been destroyed and some moved from their original site, but all of them actually existed, and we can still trace most of them on the ground today.
- Thomas Hardy, The World of His Novels
- London. Frances Lincoln. 2013.
- 256 pages
- ISBN 978 0 7112 3275 4