So You Think You Know Thomas Hardy?: A Literary Quizbook (Paperback)
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Short Description for So You Think You Know Thomas Hardy? Presents challenges to discover just how well you really know your favourite author. Starting with easy, factual questions, the quiz progresses to find out how much you know by deduction and hypothesis - what really motivates the characters, and what is going on underneath the surface.
- Published: 03 November 2005
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780192804433 ISBN 10: 019280443X
- Sales rank: 837,529
Full description for So You Think You Know Thomas Hardy?
How well do you really know your favourite author? Ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland challenges the reader to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretative deduction. What really motivates the characters, and what is going on beneath the surface of the story? From Bathsheba's valentine to Tess's favourite cows, the subjects range across six of Hardy's most popular novels. Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and answers take the reader on an imaginative journey into the world of Thomas Hardy, where hypothesis and speculation produce fascinating and unexpected insights. Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, "So You Think You Know Thomas Hardy?" guarantees you will know him much better after reading it.