Garrison, Chester A. Books

The Vast Venture: Hardy's Epic-drama The Dynasts
1973 0-7734-0207-1
Primarily concerned with the crucial problem of the form of The Dynasts, this study also reviews scholarship that bears upon the sources of and influences on the epic drama. Considers literary works that Hardy may have used as models, his personal philosophy, his concept of history, his association with the theater, his dependence upon traditional literary form, and the characteristics of his art.