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Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It... More > initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891. Though now considered an important work of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day. ." The novel is set in impoverished rural Wessex during the Long Depression. Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated rural peasants; however, John is given the impression by Parson Tringham that he may have noble blood, since "Durbeyfield" is a corruption of "D'Urberville", the surname of a noble Norman family, now extinct. The news immediately goes to John's head.< Less
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
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The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. It first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly... More > instalments from January to December 1878. Because of the novel's controversial themes, Hardy had some difficulty finding a publisher; reviews, however, though somewhat mixed, were generally positive. In the twentieth century, The Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular novels. The novel takes place entirely in the environs of Egdon Heath, and, with the exception of the epilogue, Aftercourses, covers exactly a year and a day. The narrative begins on the evening of Guy Fawkes Night as Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the surrounding hills, emphasizing—not for the last time—the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.< Less
A Laodicean : A Story of To-day By Thomas Hardy
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an... More > English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens was another important influence. [page needed] Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardy< Less
The Well-Beloved: A Sketch of a Temperament By Thomas Hardy
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an... More > English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens was another important influence. [page needed] Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardy< Less
The Mayor of Casterbridge By Thomas Hardy
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on... More > the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rural England.Hardy began writing the book in 1884 and wrote the last page on 17 April 1885. Within the book, he writes that the events took place "before the nineteenth century had reached one-third of its span". Literary critic Dale Kramer sees it as being set somewhat later—in the late 1840s, corresponding to Hardy's youth in Dorchester.At a country fair near Casterbridge, Wessex, a young hay-trusser named Michael Henchard gets drunk on rum-laced furmity and argues with his wife, Susan. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mayor_of_Casterbridge Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Jude the Obscure By Thomas Hardy
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Jude Fawley is born into the working class but dreams of becoming a scholar. He teaches himself Greek and Latin while working in a bakery. Will his dreams of a better life come true? There was this... More > change in him; that he did not often go to any service at the churches now. One thing troubled him more than any other; that Sue and himself had mentally travelled in opposite directions since the tragedy: events which had enlarged his own views of life, laws, customs, and dogmas, had not operated in the same manner on Sue's. She was no longer the same as in the independent days, when her intellect played like lambent lightning over conventions and formalities which he at that time respected, though he did not now. - Excerpt from Jude the Obscure.< Less
Far from the Madding Crowd By Thomas Hardy
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The lives of Gabriel and Bathsheba are destined to be intertwined the moment they meet. When Bathseba rejects his marriage proposal, it appears she has made the right decision following his financial... More > ruin. But destiny does not take such events as determinative. There is still life yet in the faltering friendship, but will it be love?< Less
TURQUOISE PATCH By Susan Hardy
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Turquoise Patch is a journey through the overwhelming grief following the death of both my son and husband. The collection of poetry was started in the year 2000 and through this poetry I have... More > worked through the grief of losing my darling son, Bevin Julian Martin, followed four years later by the loss of my beloved husband Trevor Stanley Martin. Bevin’s ashes are scattered on Holaman Island on the Isle of Raasay in the Western Isles. a spiritual place and some of the poems in the collection were written on the island. Trevor’s ashes are scattered on the Isle of Jura at Barn Hill where George Orwell wrote part of Nineteen Eighty Four. Much of the poetry in the collection is inspired by the beauty and power of nature. The metaphysical quality of some of the poems is influenced by the late Sorley Maclean of Raasay. The last six poems in the collection were written by Trevor and Bevin.< Less
The Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
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The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. It first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly... More > installments from January to December 1878. Because of the novel's controversial themes, Hardy had some difficulty finding a publisher; reviews, however, though somewhat mixed, were generally positive. In the twentieth century, The Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular novels.The novel takes place entirely in the environs of Egdon Heath, and, with the exception of the epilogue, Aftercourses, covers exactly a year and a day. The narrative begins on the evening of Guy Fawkes Night as Diggory Venn is slowly crossing the heath with his van, which is being drawn by ponies. In his van is a passenger. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Return_of_the_Native Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
A Pair of Blue Eyes By Thomas Hardy
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A Pair of Blue Eyes is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published in 1873, first serialised between September 1872 and July 1873. It was Hardy's third novel, but the first to bear his name on publication.The... More > book describes the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Although the two are friends, Knight is not aware of Smith's previous liaison with Elfride.Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of those around her – her parents and society. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Pair_of_Blue_Eyes Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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