J. Don Vann in Victorian Novels in Serial (MLA, 1985) lists the serial breaks for the 1878 Belgravia publication, as do the Norton Critical, Oxford World's Classics, and new Penguin editions.
|Part||Date||Chapters in Volume|
|1.||Jan. 1878||Book I, Ch. 1-4|
|2.||Feb. 1878||Book I, Ch. 5-7|
|3.||March 1878||Book I, Ch. 8-11|
|4.||April 1878||Book II, Ch. 1-5|
|5.||May 1878||Book II, Ch. 6-8|
|6.||June 1878||Book III, Ch. 1-4|
|7.||July 1878||Book III, Ch. 5-8 a|
|8.||August 1878||Book IV, Ch. 1-4 b|
|9.||Sept. 1878||Book IV, Ch. 5-8|
|10.||Oct. 1878||Book V, Ch. 1-4|
|11.||Nov. 1878||Book V, Ch. 5-8|
|12.||Dec. 1878||Book V, Ch. 6; Book VI, Ch. 1-4|
a. Hardy made numerous revisions in book 3, chapter 8 after serialization.
b. Book 4, chapter 1 was revised considerably for the volume edition. (Vann 84).
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