author={Y. Bezrucka},
  journal={Victorian Literature and Culture},
  pages={227 - 245}
  • Y. Bezrucka
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved was first published in serial instalments (from 1 October to 17 December1892) with illustrations by Water Paget; see Figure 6) in the Illustrated London News and were published simultaneously with the same title in the American magazine Harper's Bazar. It then appeared in book form, with substantial revisions, as The Well-Beloved: A Sketch of a Temperament in 1897, and was, in fact, the last of Hardy's novels to appear (Jude the Obscure being published in 1895). 
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