The Fane, Knapwater House

The Temple (the summer-house in Kingston Park) — The Fane, Knapwater House in Hardy's Desperate Remedies. Source of photograph: Anniversary Edition of the Wessex Novels, 1920, facing p. 240. Scanned image (2002) by Philip V. Allingham; text by Allingham and George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]

According to the editors, many of whose remarks seem based on Thomas Hardy's Wessex (1913) by Herbert Lea, "The Fane, which was 'built in the form of a Grecian Temple,' was evidently suggested by the summer-house in Kingston Park, which is called 'The Temple' to this day."


Hardy, Thomas. Desperate Remedies. "Anniversary Edition of the Wessex Novels." New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1920. This edition derives in part from previous editions and the photographs of 1912.

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