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Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928

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

1,451 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in 31 languages and held by 19,814 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
The return of the native; an authoritative text, background [and] criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

841 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 15,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the vast, brooding heartlands of England, it lays bare the frailties of human love
Far from the madding crowd : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

801 editions published between 1817 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 13,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is courted by Gabriel Oak, a young farmer who becomes bailiff of the farm she inherits, by William Boldwood, who owns the neighboring farm, and by Sergeant Troy, a handsome young adventurer. The theme of the novel is the contrast of a patient and generous love with unscrupulous passion
Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

705 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 13,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
The mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of character by Thomas Hardy( Book )

634 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 10,680 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
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

505 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,427 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 woodlanders by Thomas Hardy( Book )

389 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,879 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( Book )

300 editions published between 1870 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,988 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
The trumpet-major by Thomas Hardy( Book )

363 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,429 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 ; 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( Book )

268 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,121 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
Two on a tower by Thomas Hardy( Book )

252 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,957 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 )

225 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,825 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
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Recording )

109 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,664 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
Life's little ironies : a set of tales, with some colloquial sketches, entitled, A few crusted characters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

238 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A set of tales : with some colloquial sketches entitled A few crusted characters
The well-beloved : a sketch of a temperament by Thomas Hardy( Book )

165 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jocelyn, a sculptor, is obsessed both with the search for the ideal woman and with sculpting the perfect figure of a naked Aphrodite. In his pursuit, he falls in love with three women from the same family: a grandmother, mother, and daughter. Themes of destiny and betrayal are explored in this compelling portrait of male and female relationships
Collected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

131 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hand of Ethelberta : a comedy in chapters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

216 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of a butler, Ethelberta married above her station, only to become a widow almost immediately. She now seeks another, more advantageous marriage. Among her suitors are Christopher Julian, a former flame now fallen on hard times, the eccentric Mr. Neigh, and Lord Mountclere, a womanizer. Can she keep her past a secret to ensure a better future?
The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( )

68 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young beauty who feels trapped living in the country with her grandfather plots her escape with a dashing suitor. But her plans are shaken when a handsome local man returns from Paris, hoping to make her his bride. Torn by her passion for two men, and a dream she will never abandon, Eustacia Vye learns that fate holds all the answers
The complete poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already an established novelist, for the final 30 years of his life Thomas Hardy abandoned fiction and devoted himself entirely to his first love, poetry. This collection includes over 900 poems and a detailed notes section
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 )

242 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,726 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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The return of the native; an authoritative text, background [and] criticism
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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 1840-1928

Hadai 1840-1928

Hādī 1840-1928

Hadi, T'omasŭ 1840-1928

Harḍi, Thāmas 1840-1928

Hardi, Tomas

Hardî, Tômas 1840-1928

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, Tomáš 1840-1928

Hardy, Tomasz.

Hardy, Tomasz 1840-1928

Khardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Thomas Hardy

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Tomas Hardi

Tomas Hardis

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Under the greenwood tree, Author of 1840-1928

Xardi, Tomas 1840-1928

Τόμας Χάρντι

Гарди Т. 1840-1928

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

توماس هاردي

توماس هاردي، 1840-1928

توماس هاردی شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

تۆماس هاردی

थोमस् हार्डी

টমাস হার্ডি

ਥਾਮਸ ਹਾਰਡੀ

தாமஸ் ஹார்டி

థామస్ హార్డీ

ಥಾಮಸ್ ಹಾರ್ಡಿ

തോമസ് ഹാർഡി

โทมัส ฮาร์ดี

ဟာဒီ၊ သောမတ်စ်

თომას ჰარდი

토머스 하디

하디 1840-1928

하디, T. 1840-1928

하디, 토마스 1840-1928

하디, 토머스 1840-1928

하아디, T. 1840-1928

하아디, 토마스 1840-1928

トーマス・ハーディ

ハーディ, トーマス

哈代托瑪斯 1840-1928

托马斯·哈代

湯瑪斯·哈代

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The return of the native; an authoritative text, background [and] criticismFar from the madding crowd : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticismJude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismThe mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of characterUnder the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch schoolThe woodlandersA pair of blue eyesThe trumpet-major