'Hardy … writes in a vigorous and enthusiastic and yet still precise style, with a lot of comments on how the stuff, brand new at the time, should be viewed by the reader. … The reader feels safe and well-led. … in a hundred years, the book has lost none of its power. It is still a great reading and a unique inspiration. May the generations of young mathematicians for which Hardy's book will be the gate to analysis continue forever.' EMS Newsletter
There are few textbooks of mathematics as well-known as Hardy's Pure Mathematics. Since publication in 1908, successive generations of budding mathematicians have turned to this classic work. This Centenary edition includes a Foreword by T. W. Körner, describing the huge influence the book has had on mathematics worldwide.