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Growing up to be a man: Thomas Hardy and masculinity

Thomas, Jane

Authors

Professor Jane Thomas J.E.Thomas@associate.hull.ac.uk
Professor of Victorian and Early 20th Century Literature/ Head of Subject for English and Creative Writing



Contributors

Phillip Mallett
Editor

Abstract

In July 1907, Thomas Hardy attended a dinner given by the Medico-Psychology Society (later to become the Royal College of Psychiatrists) as the guest of Peter William Macdonald, MD, medical superintendent of Dorset County Asylum and President of the Medico-Psychological Association from 1907–08. Hardy wrote to tell Florence Henniker of this ‘interesting medical dinner’ at which he was seated between ‘two bright-minded friends – Sir J. Crichton Browne, & Dr Clifford Allbutt’ – and noted something said by ‘one of the speakers’, namely that ‘all great things were done by men “who were not at ease”’ (LW: 362).

Citation

Thomas, J. (2018). Growing up to be a man: Thomas Hardy and masculinity. In P. Mallett (Ed.), The Victorian novel and masculinity, 116-150. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137491541_6

Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date May 20, 2019
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 116-150
Book Title The Victorian novel and masculinity
Chapter Number 6
ISBN 978-1-137-49154-1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137491541_6
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1810017
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057%2F9781137491541_6