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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 )

1,394 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 26 languages and held by 19,290 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 )

575 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 13,536 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 )

823 editions published between 1817 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 12,918 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
Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

706 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 12,902 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 )

487 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 11,920 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, his past comes back to haunt him, his fortunes turn for the worst, and he ends up at the mercy of his arch rival
Under the greenwood tree : a rural painting of the Dutch school by Thomas Hardy( Book )

474 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,430 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 )

380 editions published between 1887 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,901 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 )

292 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,698 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 )

208 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,044 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 )

216 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,802 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
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 )

235 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,718 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 )

116 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,681 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
Two on a tower by Thomas Hardy( Book )

197 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,367 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
The return of the native by Thomas Hardy( )

78 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,934 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 )

41 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's first love was always poetry, but it was not until 1898, when he was fifty-eight years old and had already established his reputation with fourteen novels and over forty short stories, that his first book of poetry, Wessex Poems, was published. For the final thirty years of his life he abandoned fiction and devoted himself entirely to poetry. ... The Complete Poems, appearing for the first time in paperback, was edited by James Gibson for the New Wessex series and includes all of Hardy's prolific output of over 900 poems -- his eight books of verse, all the uncollected poems, 'Domicilium' and the songs from The Dynasts. --PAPERMAC
Collected poems of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

56 editions published between 1923 and 1972 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( Recording )

100 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting Henchard on trial for his behaviour enables this recording to get inside Hardy's novel. This audio GCSE guide combines a fully-cast dramatization of the text with the "hotseating" technique of questioning characters inside the book in order to give students access to the plot, historical background and the motivations of each character. It also offers advice and tips on planning and studying for exams and coursework
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Recording )

135 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Hardy famous. Despite the violent ends of several of its major characters, "Far from the Madding Crowd" is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy s great novels. The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer, and dashing soldier who vie for her favor move through a beautifully realized late nineteenth-century agrarian landscape, still almost untouched by the industrial revolution and the encroachment of modern life."
The hand of Ethelberta : a comedy in chapters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

99 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 1,363 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 )

62 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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

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, Tomáš 1840-1928

Hardy, Tomasz.

Hardy, Tomasz 1840-1928

Khardi, Tomas

Khardi, Tomas 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

Томас Гарді

Томас Хардзі

Томас Харди

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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

토마스 하디

토마스 하아디

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


ハァディ, トマス

ハーディ, トーマス

哈代托瑪斯 1840-1928



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