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Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 014062094X
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Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140620478
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The theme of this novel is the contrast of a patient and generous love with unscrupulous passion. Bathsheba is courted by the brilliant Troy, the obsessive Boldwood and the faithful Gabriel Oak. The third is successful in his suit, but only after violence and murder have eliminated the other two.
Thomas Hardy, Rosemarie Morgan, Shannon Russell
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140435212
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Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her inheritance, the largest farm in the village. Her presence draws three suitors: the local farmer Boldwood, the shepherd Gabriel Oak and Sergeant Troy, the dashing soldier-seducer who declares, "All romances end in marriage".
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140620605
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The story of a struggle between the flesh and the spirit. It concerns Jude Fawley, a young Wessex villager of exceptional promise, who goes to Oxford, contracts a loveless marriage and becomes embroiled in a doomed love affair with his cousin.
Thomas Hardy, Dennis Taylor
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140435387
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Jude Fawley, the stone-mason, whose academic ambitions are thwarted by poverty and the indifference of the authorities at Christminster, appears to find fulfilment in his relationship with Sue Bridehead. Both have fled from broken marriages.
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192833790
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A young working man destroyed by the partial fulfilment of his dreams. He is torn between his desires for the life of the body and the life of the mind, as represented by two women - the vulgar but lustrous Arabella and the refined but frigid Sue. This edition is based on the revised text of 1912.
Nicola Thorne
Pubisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006513654
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In 1856, Martha Brown was hanged for the murder of her husband. Among those who witnessed her death was a 16-year-old local lad, and the memory of her execution haunted him for the rest of his life. Based on this true story, this novel is a tale of passionate love and violent death in 1850s Dorset
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140620206
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Set in the bleak, magical Wessex landscape so familiar from Hardy's early work, Tess's cruel story reveals circumstances slowly closing in on her as she attempts to grasp a few moments of happiness with her lover.
Thomas Hardy, Tim Dolin, Margaret Higgonet
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 014043514X
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Tess is driven by her poverty into the service of her wealthy relations. Her lowly position leads her to become the victim of her cousin, Alec, her seducer and nemesis. When she marries Angel Clare, she confesses her past, but Clare is unforgiving and cruelly leaves her to face her destiny alone.
Thomas Hardy, Juliet Grindle, Simon Gatrell
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0192833626
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The classic tale of Tess Durbeyfield, wronged by two men and driven to vengeful murder, shows Hardy at his most fatalistic. Hardy felt that this was the finest of his novels, and that Tess was the most deeply felt character he ever created. Certainly, it has remained high on most people's list of favourite Victorian novels.
Thomas Hardy, Susan Hill
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140431241
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Thomas Hardy's short stories reveal a literary persona, a creative intelligence and an imaginative vision uniquely and unmistakably his own. Those contained within this volume are among his finest and most representative and include The Withered Arm, one of his best known and most gripping; Barbara of the House of Grebe, said by T. S. Eliot to portray 'a world of pure evil'; The Son's Veto, regarded by Hardy as his best story; and, of course, The Distracted Preacher, possible the most flawless of all. Like the novels, the short stories reveal Hardy's preoccupation with affairs of the heart, with love requited and frustrated, fulfilled or doomed. They contain many of his most powerful portraits of women; they are streaked with the grotesque, the macabre and bizarre; and they are permeated by that atmosphere, narrative power, and vivid sense of place and its intimate relation to character which are the essentials of Hardy's genius.
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 014062029X
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One of the Wessex tales, this tells the story of the brooding, and sometimes brutal Michael Henchard and the women with whom he searches for happiness in the harsh world of 19th-century rural England.
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140620559
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Wild passion leads to tragedy as love is perverted by marriage. But the concerns of mortals are belittled by the sombre, immemorial presence of Egdon Heath in perhaps Hardy's finest evocation of his native landscape. The text is accompanied by a critical introduction.
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140620907
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The setting is gentler than in some of Hardy's novels, but the story is similar - thwarted love and ruined lives.
Thomas Hardy
Pubisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 1853262277
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This novel is an unashamed and picturesque portrait of the long-vanished pastoral society of early Victorian England. It is a humorous study of resistance to change, and it enabled Hardy to express his affection and love for the Wessex countryside.
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