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Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928

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Works: 6,043 works in 25,192 publications in 48 languages and 467,322 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Didactic fiction  Musical fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, Signer, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Originator, Conceptor, Translator, Creator, Librettist
Classifications: PZ3.H222, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Thomas Hardy
 
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,475 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in 33 languages and held by 16,735 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 by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,014 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 14,484 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
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1,027 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 13,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsehba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices
Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

959 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 25 languages and held by 12,742 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 : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

942 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 26 languages and held by 12,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story about a headstrong man who rises to become the richest corn merchant and chief citizen in his town. Despite his great wealth and power, however, the man cannot forget his past
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

649 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,659 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 )

495 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 5,392 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 )

399 editions published between 1870 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,944 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
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 )

434 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,558 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
Selected poems by Thomas Hardy( Book )

193 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects 104 of Hardy's poems, with notes
Two on a tower by Thomas Hardy( Book )

302 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,083 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( Book )

299 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,060 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
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : a pure woman by Thomas Hardy( Book )

329 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country girl is forced to sin against her will
Desperate remedies : a novel by Thomas Hardy( Book )

277 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,953 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 )

317 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the 1892 serial version as well as the version that appeared in book form in 1897, this volume makes available one of Thomas Hardy's lesser-known works. At the center of the story is a sculptor obsessed with the ideal woman, who falls in love with three women in the same family, each of a different generation. Considering the storyline's possibilities, Hardy presents two different "what-ifs."
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Recording )

146 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,735 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 )

322 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proverbial phrase 'life's little ironies' was coined by Hardy for this volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the realistic portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the 'Chaucerian' humour and characterization, the shrewd and critical psychology, the poignant estimate of human nature and the brooding sense of wonder at the essential mystery of life. Ranging widely in length and complexity, they are united by Hardy's quintessential irony, embracing both the farcical and the tragic aspects of human existence
Collected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

160 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

255 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,177 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?
A Laodicean : a story of to-day by Thomas Hardy( Book )

199 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula Power has two suitors: Captain De Stancy, an Army officer with the aristocratic background she yearns for, and George Somerset, an architect who represents the 'new nobility of talent and enterprise.' No elegy for a lost past, the story of Paula's dilemma was meant to be a comic investigation of the 'incongruities that were daily shaping themselves in the world under the great modern fluctuations of classes and creeds.' --From publisher's description
 
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The mayor of Casterbridge : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticism
Alternative Names
Author of Desperate remedies 1840-1928

Author of Under the greenwood tree 1840-1928

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

Hard, Tmas 1840-1928

Hārdī, Tūmās 1840-1928

Hārdijs, Tomass 1840-1928

Hardy, T. E.

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Hardy, Thomas Dufus

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Hardy, Tomasz.

Hardy, Tomasz 1840-1928

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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

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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

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

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The return of the nativeFar from the madding crowdJude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismThe mayor of Casterbridge : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticismUnder the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch schoolThe woodlandersA pair of blue eyesThe trumpet-major; John Loveday, a soldier in the war with Buonaparte and Robert his brother, first mate in the merchant service, a tale