Hardy, Barbara (1924–)

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Hardy, Barbara (1924–)

Welsh educator and literary critic. Born June 27, 1924, in Swansea, Wales; dau. of Maurice Nathan and Gladys Nathan; University of London, BA, MA; m. Ernest Dawson Hardy.

Taught at universities in Japan, England, France, Soviet Union, US, Canada, and Scandinavia; published reviews and essays in journals and newspapers; writings include The Novels of George Eliot: A Study in Form (1959), Charles Dickens: The Later Novels (1968), Tellers and Listeners: The Narrative Imagination (1975), Forms of Feeling in Victorian Fiction (1985), and Shakespeare's Storytellers: Dramatic Narration (1997).