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The Works of Thomas Hardy By Thomas Hardy
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This collection has the following books: Novels: Desperate Remedies, Under the Greenwood Tree, or The Mellstock Quire: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Far From the... More > Madding Crowd, The Hand of Ethelberta, Return of the Native, The Trumpet-Major, Two on a Tower, The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Woodlanders, Tess of the D’Urberville’s, Jude the Obscure, A Laodicean, The Well–Beloved Short Story Collections: Wessex Tales, A Group of Noble Dames, A Few Crusted Characters, The Fiddler of the Reels, Life’s Little Ironies, A Changed Man and Other Tales Poetry: Wessex Poems and other verses, Poems of the Past and the Present, The Dynasts, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes, Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses, Satires of Circumstance, Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses, Late Lyrics and Earlier< Less
The Artful Antics of Laurel & Hardy By Antony Mitchell-Waite & Joanne Mitchell-Waite
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This is the third part of our "Antics" series, which this time looks at the world of Laurel and Hardy in artwork and drawings in comic-books, graphic novels, newspaper strips and fan club... More > art. Featuring over 160 references, 600 plus illustrations and 350 pages of information from the 1930's to the present day.< Less
Desperate Remedies By Thomas Hardy
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Desperate Remedies is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously by Tinsley Brothers in 1871. In Desperate Remedies a young woman, Cytherea Graye, is forced by poverty to accept a post as lady's... More > maid to the eccentric Miss Aldclyffe, the woman whom her father had loved but had been unable to marry. Cytherea loves a young architect, Edward Springrove, but Miss Adclyffe's machinations, the discovery that Edward is already engaged to a woman whom he does not love, and the urgent need to support a sick brother drive Cytherea to accept the hand of Aeneas Manston.< Less
The Woodlanders By Thomas Hardy
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The classic tale from English novelist Thomas Hardy. The village of Little Hintock welcomes a visitor, a handsome doctor named Edred Fitzpiers. The newcomer soon works his way into the affections of... More > Grace Melbury and her ambitious father. When Grace and Fitzpiers marry the honest local woodsman Giles Winterbourne loses his childhood sweetheart. But will the marriage prove to be a match made in heaven?< Less
Tess of the D’Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented, also known as Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, Tess of the d'Urbervilles or just Tess, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially... More > 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 original manuscript is on display at the British Library, showing that it was originally titled "Daughter of the d'Urbervilles." In 2003, the novel was listed at number 26 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.< 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
A Group of Noble Dames By Thomas Hardy
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A Group of Noble dames is an 1891 collection of short stories written by Thomas Hardy. It is a frame narrative in which ten members of a club each tell one story about a noble dame in the 17th or... More > 18th century.< Less
The Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
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Like all of Hardy’s work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of... More > chance and choice, faith and infidelities, this dark story asks what is free will and what is fate? What is the true nature of nature, and how do we fit together? Can we fit together? A tragedy set in the barren land of Edgon Heath. Our heroine, Eustacia, is proud, passionate, cruel, fickle, avaricious, and desperate. She burns every life she touches, never able to find the mad love and exotic world she dreams of. Our supposed hero, Clym, is modest, steady, plain, moral, and dutiful. He is satisfied returning from Paris to the simple comfort of home.< Less
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

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