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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 )
1,235 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 21,774 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 notes, including Hardy's life and career ... by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
838 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 15,309 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 notes ... by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
846 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 14,086 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 )
653 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 13,772 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 )
521 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 10,051 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 )
397 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,297 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
Under the Greenwood Tree Or the Mellstock Quire: a Rural Painting of the Dutch School by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
575 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 6,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Known for such novels as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy delves deeper into the genre of historical romance in this stirring portrait of the various entanglements and amorous intrigues that arise among a group of church musicians in rural England. Hearts are broken along the way, and though the novel ends with a wedding, did the right pair find each other in time? Under the Greenwood Tree is an engaging read that fans of historical romance will enjoy
A pair of blue eyes by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
324 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 6,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blue-eyed and high-spirited, Elfride Swancourt has little experience of the world beyond her remote parish, 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. Elfride's dilemma mirrors the difficult decision Hardy himself had to make with this novel: to pursue the profession of architecture, where he was established, or literature, where he had. yet to make his name? - ;'Elfride Swancourt was a girl whose emotions lay very near the surface.'. Elfride is the d
Two on a tower by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
265 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desperate remedies by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
222 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,248 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 life and death of the Mayor of Casterbridge : a story of a man of character by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
331 editions published between 1886 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Henchard, an unemployed farmhand who sells his wife and daughter to a sailor while in a drunken stupor at a fair, swears a twenty year abstinence from alcohol and begins a search for his family
Wessex tales by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
151 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,969 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 by Thomas Hardy ( Recording )
134 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,859 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
Collected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
105 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The well-beloved : a sketch of a temperament by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
173 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,172 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
A Laodicean : a story of to-day by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
182 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,148 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
The hand of Ethelberta : a comedy in chapters by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
219 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,127 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?
Life's little ironies a set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled, A few crusted characters by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
141 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
186 editions published between 1880 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,037 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 of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
74 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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
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
Under the greenwood tree, Author of, 1840-1928
Гарди, Томас, 1840-1928
توماس هاردي، 1840-1928
ハーディ, トーマス
哈代托瑪斯, 1840-1928
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