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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 )

1,536 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in 28 languages and held by 24,239 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 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,012 editions published between 1817 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 18,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three young men: an adventurer, a young farmer who becomes bailiff of the farm she inherits, and a neighboring farmer
The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( Book )

933 editions published between 1600 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 18,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustacia Vye criss-crosses the wild Egdon Heath, eager to experience life to the full in her quest for 'music, poetry, passion, war'. She marries Clym Yeobright, native of the heath, but his idealism frustrates her romantic ambitions and her discontent draws others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness
Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy( Book )

804 editions published between 1895 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 16,398 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 by Thomas Hardy( Book )

923 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 20 languages and held by 13,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Michael Henchard, a callous grain merchant and town mayor, who finds that his cruelty has come back to haunt him
The woodlanders by Thomas Hardy( )

641 editions published between 1886 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 10,568 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( )

485 editions published between 1870 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 8,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elfride Swancourt is the daughter of the Rector of Endelstow, a remote sea-swept parish in Cornwall. Blue-eyed and high-spirited, Elfride has little experience of the world beyond, and becomes entangled with two men: the boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary man, Henry Knight. The former friends become rivals, and Elfride faces an agonizing choice. --From publisher's description
Two on a tower by Thomas Hardy( )

383 editions published between 1882 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 5,826 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
Desperate remedies : a novel by Thomas Hardy( Book )

234 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 4,722 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 trumpet-major : John Loveday, a soldier in the war with Buonaparte and Robert his brother, first mate in the merchant service, a tale by Thomas Hardy( Book )

360 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,595 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
Wessex tales by Thomas Hardy( )

243 editions published between 1888 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,981 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
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

547 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,847 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
The well-beloved : a sketch of a temperament by Thomas Hardy( Book )

300 editions published between 1891 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Isle of Slingers, this novel tells the story of Jocelyn Pierston, a sculptor who falls in love successively with three generations of island women, seeking female perfection, just as he strives to realise the ideal woman in stone
Life's little ironies : a set of tales, with some colloquial sketches, entitled, A few crusted characters by Thomas Hardy( )

163 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase `life's little ironies' is now proverbial, but it was coined by Hardy as the title for this, his third volume of short stories. While the tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels, they are powerful works in their own right. Unified by his quintessential irony, strong visual sense, and engaging characters, they deal with the tragic and the humorous, the metaphysical and the magical. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life
Under the greenwood tree : or, The Mellstock quire, a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

143 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid and authentic re-creation of Hardy's own childhood environment. The happiest of all Hardy's works
The hand of Ethelberta : a comedy in chapters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

324 editions published between 1876 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adventuress and opportunist, Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London with her family acting incognito as her servants. Turning the male-dominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions of four very different suitors. Will she bestow her hand upon the richest of them, or on the man she loves? Ethelberta Petherwin, alias Berta Chickerel, moves with easy grace between her multiple identities, cleverly managing a tissue of lies to aid her meteoric rise. In "The Hand of Ethelberta" (1876), Hardy drew on conventions of popular romances, illustrated weeklies, plays, fashion plates, and even his wife's diary in this comic story of a woman in control of her destiny."--Goodreads
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Recording )

207 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a simple country girl in nineteenth-century England is destroyed by her father's determination to use her in order to regain the family's former social standing
A Laodicean : a story of to-day by Thomas Hardy( Book )

194 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,204 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
The life and death of the Mayor of Casterbridge : a story of a man of character by Thomas Hardy( Book )

277 editions published between 1886 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Henchard, a young hay trusser, while intoxicated at a fair sells his wife and child at auction for five pounds to a man named Newson. Eighteen years later when Henchard has become the Mayor of Casterbridge, they reappear, and most of the novel deals with the problems and embitterments of his later life. The girl, Elizabeth Jane, who, he finally learns, is not his own daughter but Newson's, marries his business rival, Farfrae
Selected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

107 editions published between 1916 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects 104 of Hardy's poems, with notes
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Jude the obscure
Far from the madding crowdThe return of the nativeJude the obscureThe mayor of CasterbridgeThe woodlandersA pair of blue eyesTwo on a towerDesperate remedies : a novel
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, T. (Tomass), 1840-1928

Hārdijs, Tomass 1840-1928

Hardis T.

Hardis Tomas


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Hardy, T. E.

Hardy Th.

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Hardy Tomás

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Hardy, Tomasz 1840-1928

Khardi 1840-1928

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Khardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Qardi 1840-1928

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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

Гарді Томас

Томас Гардзі

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Томас Хардзі

Томас Харди

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Тумос Ҳордӣ

Харди Т.

Харди, Т. (Томас), 1840-1928

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הרדי, תומס 1840-1928

תומאס הרדי

תומאס הרדי סופר בריטי

توماس هاردى

توماس هاردي

توماس هاردي، 1840-1928

توماس هاردی

توماس هاردی شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

تھامس ہارڈی

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

토머스 하디 영국의 소설가이자 시인

하디 1840-1928

하디, T. 1840-1928

하디, 토마스 1840-1928


하아디, 토머스 1840-1928


ハァディ, トマス

ハアディ 1840-1928

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哈代托瑪斯 1840-1928


托马斯·哈代 英國小說家和詩人