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This means that though we shall see him developing his essential powers and writing from inner necessity, we shall also find him producing work in which he is below himself, in books parts at least of which are irrelevant to his genius. His first venture in fiction, "The Poor Man and the Lady" (1867-1868), was never published, though a much shortened version of it was printed later in a magazine. It was read and criticized by two publishers' readers, none other than John Morley and George Meredith, the latter advising him, probably rightly, against publication, but less rightly telling him how to set about the writing of a novel.

The story, as in most of Hardy's novels, is essentially a love story. It touches a deeper note that has the quality of tragedy, but the disturbance arises not, as we are to feel later, from any cruelty in the nature of things, but from the conflict between the characters and their responses to impulse or to those accidents that play too frequent a part in all Hardy's plots. For Hardy, love is always treated as the major passion in life, and constancy in love is shown as the major virtue, accompanied by other excellencies that it implies.

It touches a deeper note that has the quality of tragedy, but the disturbance arises not, as we are to feel later, from any cruelty in the nature of things, but from the conflict between the characters and their responses to impulse or to those accidents that play too frequent a part in all Hardy's plots. For Hardy, love is always treated as the major passion in life, and constancy in love is shown as the major virtue, accompanied by other excellencies that it implies. Gabriel Oak stands side by side with John Loveday, Giles Winterbourne, Marty South, and the Reddleman among the heroes and heroines whose love is proof against all shocks.

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