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I 7- I 8). Throughout human history, mankind has organised community rites and rituals as an instinctive response to the world: 'The flames from funeral piles long ago kindled there .... Festival fires to Thor and Woden had followed on the same ground and duly had their day' (1, III; p. I 7). As surely as those primitives who first lit a fire, the narrator is struggling with the effort to bring light to what for him threatens to become black chaos. In his effort to comprehend how to impose linguistic form on the illimitable heath, Hardy's narrator describes the heath as if it were alive: 'The place became full of a watchful intentness now; BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS IN HARDY'S MAJOR FICTION 23 for when other things sank brooding to sleep the heath appeared slowly to awake and listen' (1, I; p.

What qualities become manifest that we might otherwise fail to notice? Does such an approach explain what might otherwise seem anomalies in his work? I hope to throw light on at least some of these questions in the paragraphs to follow. Above all, we shall be able, I believe, to gain some insight into the varieties of regional presentation to be found within his novels. Indeed, it is variety, more perhaps than any other factor, that distinguishes Hardy's Wessex fiction. There is no sense here (as there is, for example, in Eden Phillpotts' Dartmoor series) that the novelist is working to a regional formula.

And at an earlier stage the characters themselves were not so carefully differentiated in social terms. Virtually all the main characters, A REGIONAL APPROACH TO HARDY'S FICTION 45 Paterson shows, were elevated socially in the course of the writing, and part of the distinction is achieved through language. Whereas in the 'Ur-version', as Paterson calls it, all spoke at least to some extent in dialect, in the completed text there is a clear difference between the language of such people as the Cantles, Timothy Fairway and Oily Dowden, and that of the more central characters in the book.

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