New to this edition
Readership: Readers of classic fiction, rural literature, Thomas Hardy; students of the novel, nineteenth-century literature, pastoral fiction, Victorian studies.
Phillip Mallett has published widely on Hardy and has edited The Mayor of Casterbridge and The Return of the Native for Norton. He is the editor of Thomas Hardy in Context (CUP, 2012), and of the Thomas Hardy Journal and the Hardy Society Journal. He has written the introduction to Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford (OUP,