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Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928

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Most widely held works by Thomas Hardy
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2,027 editions published between 1891 and 2018 in 29 languages and held by 26,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. His sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,287 editions published between 1817 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 19,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsehba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices
The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,148 editions published between 1600 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 18,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Eustacia is torn between two suitors--one who would help her escape her routine life in nineteenth-century rural England, and another who would make their home the Wessex heath where he was raised
Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy( Book )

949 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 16,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude Fawley's aspirations to the dignity and rewards of life are continually thwarted by tragic obstacles of fate
The mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of character by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,119 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 22 languages and held by 16,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's first masterpiece, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a scene of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks readers today. A poor workman named Michael Henchard, in a fit of drunken rage, sells his wife and baby daughter to a stranger at a country fair. Stricken with remorse, Henchard forswears alcohol and works hard to become a prosperous businessman and the respected mayor of Casterbridge. But he cannot erase his past. His wife ultimately returns to offer Henchard the choice of redemption or a further descent into his own self-destructive nature. A dark, complex story, The Mayor of Casterbridge brims with invention, vitality, and even wit
The woodlanders by Thomas Hardy( Book )

546 editions published between 1886 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 9,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the secluded forest community of Little Hintock, Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders inextricably links the dramatic English landscape with the story of a woman caught between two rivals of radically different social statures. Grace Melbury is promised to her longtime companion, Giles Winterborne, a local woodlander and a gentle, steadfast man. When her socially motivated father pressures her to wed the ambitious doctor Edred Fitzpiers, Grace's loyalties shift -- and her decision leads to tumultuous consequences. With its explorations of class and gender, lust and betrayal, The Woodlanders is one of Hardy's most vivid and powerful works
A pair of blue eyes by Thomas Hardy( )

432 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 8,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote sea-swept parish in Cornwall, high-spirited young Elfride is the sheltered daughter of the Rector. She has little experience of the world until two men tear her life apart: the boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary man, Henry Knight. The former friends become rivals and Elfride faces an agonizing choice
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

590 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 6,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pastoral work telling of the struggle of the Mellstock Quire, a group of country church musicians, against the threat of their replacement by a single organist. It also tells of the love of Fancy Day and Dick Dewy
Two on a tower : a romance by Thomas Hardy( Book )

329 editions published between 1882 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 5,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two on a Tower is Hardy's most complete and daring treatment of the theme of love between characters of different classes and ages. This sensational tale, which some reviewers of the first publication considered to be immoral, is informed throughout by the astronomical images and reflections that preoccupied Hardy at the time of the book's composition
Wessex tales ; that is to say, the three strangers ; A tradition of eighteen hundred and four ; The melancholy Hussar ; The withered arm ; Fellow-townsmen ; Interlopers at the Knap ; the distracted preacher by Thomas Hardy( )

253 editions published between 1896 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wessex Tales, his first collection of short stories, Hardy sought to record the legends, superstitions, local customs and lore of a Wessex that was rapidly passing out of memory. But these Tales also portray the social and economic stresses of Dorset in the 1880s, and reveal Hardy's growing skepticism about the possibility of achieving personal and sexual satisfaction in the modern world. --From publisher's description
The trumpet-major by Thomas Hardy( Book )

331 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy distrusted the application of nineteenth-century empiricism to history because he felt it marginalized important human elements. In The Trumpet Major, the tale of a woman courted by three competing suitors during the Napoleonic wars, he explores the subversive effects of ordinary human Hardy distrusted the application of nineteenth-century empiricism to history because he felt it marginalized important human elements
Desperate remedies : a novel by Thomas Hardy( Book )

262 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cytherea discovers that the man she loves is already engaged to his cousin, she is influenced by her employer's steward, and blackmail, murder, and romance ensue
The well-beloved : a sketch of a temperament by Thomas Hardy( Book )

309 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set in London and Portland, and follows the life of Jocelyn Pierston, a talented sculptor who has an obsession to find the perfect woman. Unfortunately this proves impossible in his eyes
Life's little ironies : a set of tales, with some colloquial sketches, entitled, A few crusted characters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

200 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Recording )

181 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent Tess Durbeyfield's maidenhood is stolen by the dishonorable Alex d'Urberville and yet she is able to find true love with Angel Clare; their happiness is later shattered, for when her past is revealed, Clare rejects her love until it is too late
The hand of Ethelberta : a comedy in chapters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

290 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel traces the life of Ethelberta Chickerel, who comes from a family of servants and workmen but lifts herself, via marriage, into high intellectual society, becoming a writer, poet and storyteller
Collected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

150 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Thomas Hardy spanning the years 1898-1925
A Laodicean : a story of to-day by Thomas Hardy( Book )

199 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula Power, the daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, inherits De Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions a young architect from London, George Somerset, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula. But Paula, the Laodicean of the title, meaning a person who is lukewarm or halfhearted, is torn between George's admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking outlook.Paula's vacillation in her romantic life is also reflected in her views about religion, politics, and social progress, a dilemma faced by people in the Victorian era as industrialization was beginning to greatly change their lives. Paula will have to decide between the two men, however, or risk losing them both
Selected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

100 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects 104 of Hardy's poems, with notes
A group of noble dames; that is to say : the first Countess of Wessex, Barbara of the House of Grebe, the Marchioness of Stonehenge, Lady Mottisfont, the Lady Icenway, Squire Petrick's lady, Anna, Lady Baxby, the Lady Penelope, the Duchess of Hamptonshire and the Honourable Laura by Thomas Hardy( Book )

194 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten gentlemen of the Wessex Field and Antiquarian Club gather to tell the love stories of ten ladies of rank
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Jude the obscure
Far from the madding crowdThe return of the nativeJude the obscureThe mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of characterThe woodlandersA pair of blue eyesUnder the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch schoolTwo on a tower : a romance
Alternative Names
Author of Desperate remedies 1840-1928

Author of Under the greenwood tree 1840-1928

Chardi, Tomas

Chardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Desperate remedies, Author of 1840-1928

Gardi, Tomas.

Gardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Ha-di, To-ma-seu 1840-1928


Ha-tai 1840-1928

Ha-tai, Tʻo-ma-ssu

Ha-tai, Tʻo-ma-ssu 1840-1928

Hadai 1840-1928

Hādī 1840-1928

Hadi, T'omasŭ 1840-1928

Harḍi, Thāmas 1840-1928

Hardi, Tomas

Hardî, Tômas 1840-1928

Hārḍī, Ṭômasa

Hārdī, Tūmās

Hārdī, Tūmās 1840-1928

Hārdijs, Tomass 1840-1928


Hardy, T. E.

Hardy, Th 1840-1928

Hardy Thomas

Hardy Thomas Dufus

Hardy, Tom 1840-1928

Hardy, Tomás

Hardy, Tomáš 1840-1928

Hardy, Tomasz

Hardy, Tomasz 1840-1928

Khardi 1840-1928

Khardi, Tomas

Khardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Qardi 1840-1928

Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy britisk skribent og poet

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Thomas Hardy écrivain britannique

Thomas Hardy englischer Schriftsteller

Thomas Hardy poeta e scrittore britannico

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Tomas Hardi

Tomas Hardis

Tomass Hārdijs

Under the greenwood tree, Author of 1840-1928

Xardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Τόμας Χάρντι

Гарди Т

Гарди Т. 1840-1928

Гарди, Томас

Гарди, Томас 1840-1928

Томас Гардзі

Томас Гарді

Томас Хардзі

Томас Харди

Томас Харди английский писатель

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הרדי, תומס 1840-1928

תומאס הרדי

תומאס הרדי סופר בריטי

توماس هاردي

توماس هاردي، 1840-1928

توماس هاردی

توماس هاردی شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

تۆماس هاردی

थोमस् हार्डी

थोमस् हार्डी अंंग्रेजी कवि र उपन्यासकार

টমাস হার্ডি

ਥਾਮਸ ਹਾਰਡੀ

தாமஸ் ஹார்டி

థామస్ హార్డీ

ಥಾಮಸ್ ಹಾರ್ಡಿ

തോമസ് ഹാർഡി

โทมัส ฮาร์ดี

ဟာဒီ၊ သောမတ်စ်

თომას ჰარდი

토마스 하디

토마스 하아디

토머스 하디

하디 1840-1928

하디, T 1840-1928

하디, 토마스 1840-1928

하디, 토머스 1840-1928


하아디 1840-1928

하아디, T 1840-1928

하아디, 토마스 1840-1928


ハァディ, トマス

ハーディ, トーマス


哈代托瑪斯 1840-1928