Letter from William Morris to Thomas Hardy, 15 December 1891

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Dear Sir

Thank you very much I shall be very pleased to receive your book & to read it. I have read two of your books with much pleasure, Far from the Madding Crowd & The Return of the Native. The first one is the most pleasing and I suppose (you would) look upon it as the most typical of your works. But there is a great deal of close study of nature, [Page 2] (I mean [human] of that ilk) in the Return, besides the beauty of the mise en scéne which with you is a matter of Course.

Again with many thanks

I am

Yours faithfully

William Morris
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