About this item
The novel focuses on the true events that occurred around the London theatre dramatization of Thomas Hardy’s acclaimed novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles, including Hardy’s hand-picked casting of the young, alluring Gertrude “Gertie” Bugler of The Hardy Players to play Tess. As plans for the play become more concrete, Hardy’s interest in Gertie becomes a voyeuristic infatuation, causing him to write some of the best poems of his career. When Hardy’s reclusive wife, Florence, catches wind of Hardy’s desire for Gertie to take the London stage, however, a tangled web of jealousy and missed opportunity ensnares all three characters—with devastating results.
Number of Pages: 269
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Christopher Nicholson
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-8126