Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

Thomas Hardy - Author

About the Author

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840 at Higher Bockhampton in Dorset. His father was a stonemason. Hardy attended school in Dorchester and then trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall where he met his wife-to-be, Emma. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published in 1871 and this was rapidly followed by Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). He also wrote many other novels, poems and short stories. Tess of the D'Urbervilles was published in 1891 and he published his final novel, Jude the Obscure, in 1895. Hardy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1910 and the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912. Emma died in 1912 and Hardy married his second wife, Florence, in 1914. Thomas Hardy died on 11 January 1928.

Featured books by Thomas Hardy

Other books by Thomas Hardy

The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy The Woodlanders

The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2019

The Woodlanders (1887) was Thomas Hardy's elventh published novel and the one he claimed to like 'as a story, the best of all'. It is a story of wide appeal, having much to say on themes such as marriage and social class, and with a background revealing its author's profound knowledge and appreciation of many matters, particularly nature and country life. As part of The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides an authoritative and accurate text which aims to reflect Hardy's original artistic intention and represent the novel as it would have been read by his Victorian readers. The novel is supported by a comprehensive introduction, chronology and accompanying textual apparatus which allows the modern reader to trace the novel's evolution from composition to first publication and through several stages of revision in succeeding editions in the quarter of a century following its first publication.

The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy Desperate Remedies

The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Hardy's first published novel, Desperate Remedies (1871), a piece of sensation fiction that encompasses illegitimacy, murder, blackmail, impersonation, and bigamy, was originally published anonymously. Written while, in Hardy's own words, he was 'feeling his way to a method', it nonetheless contains early examples of the kinds of extreme situations and emotions that continued to play a significant role in his later plots. As part of The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides an authoritative text; full scholarly apparatus that allows the reader to trace Hardy's creative process; an introductory essay discussing the work's composition, publication, and critical reception; and comprehensive explanatory notes.

The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree

The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Hardy's second published novel, Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), the first of his great series of Wessex novels, was originally published anonymously. As part of the Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides readers with an authoritative and accurate text of the novel; moreover it gives access to every revision that Hardy made, and to notations of all the errors introduced by printers' compositors. The annotated text is surrounded by an introduction that gives a very full account of the genesis, the writing and the publishing history of the novel. A range of appendices and comprehensive explanatory notes explore significant aspects of the composition, production and marketing of the novel, touched on in the introduction, to provide a full understanding of the nature and life of this classic work.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2018

The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

A Laodicean

A Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

A Laodicean

A Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2018

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2018

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2018

Works; Volume 18

Works; Volume 18

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2018

Works; Volume 18

Works; Volume 18

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2018

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2018

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2018

A Laodicean

A Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2018

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The Mayor of Casterbridge; The Life and Death of a Man of Character

The Mayor of Casterbridge; The Life and Death of a Man of Character

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge; A Story of a Man of Character

The Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge; A Story of a Man of Character

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2018

Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Pieces

Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Pieces

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Wessex Tales ..

Wessex Tales ..

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2018

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2018

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2018

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Poems of the Past and the Present

Poems of the Past and the Present

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Poems of the Past and the Present

Poems of the Past and the Present

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman The Restored Text

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman The Restored Text

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2018

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2018

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels - Far From The Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and much more..

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels - Far From The Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and much more..

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2018

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far From the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the D'Urbervilles- Jude the Obscure- The Well-Beloved

Far From The Madding Crowd

Far From The Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2018

Bathsheba Everdene is young, proud, and beautiful. She is an independent woman and can marry any man she chooses - if she chooses. In fact, she likes her independence, and she likes fighting her own battles in a man's world. But it is never wise to ignore the power of love. There are three men who would very much like to marry Bathsheba. When she falls in love with one of them, she soon wishes she had kept her independence. She learns that love brings misery, pain, and violent passions that can destroy lives

Return Of The Native

Return Of The Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2018

Tempestuous Eustacia Vye passes her days dreaming of passionate love and the escape it may bring from the small community of Egdon Heath. Hearing that Clym Yeobright is to return from Paris, she sets her heart on marrying him, believing that through him she can leave rural life and find fulfilment elsewhere. But she is to be disappointed, for Clym has dreams of his own, and they have little in common with Eustacia's. Their unhappy marriage causes havoc in the lives of those close to them, in particular Damon Wildeve, Eustacia's former lover, Clym's mother and his cousin Thomasin. The Return of the Native illustrates the tragic potential of romantic illusion and how its protagonists fail to recognize their opportunities to control their own destinies.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper. Subtitled 'A Story of a Man of Character', Hardy's powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2018

A Pair of Blue Eyes

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2018

e  c  c  c  cs a  c

e c c c cs a c

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2018

aS a e aY a a a a a a e cs c c Sa a es c eS a c Y a e cs eS c i a a c Ya a a a a a a c Sa a a c a Sa a a a a cs a i a a e a cs c Za i a a a cs a a e c a a a a a e a es c e cs Z c i eS a e eS a aS a e aY a a a e za c c i e eS a e eS c se a a cs c Ya a c e i a a e a a a a c cs a sa e i a c ; a e za e e e a cs c c i e a a a a a a aS a e aY a Ya e a a a a i a c e a e cs S e i a a saS e a cs a a a a a Zi a a a a e e a cs eY c Ya e a

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2018

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2018

Return of the Native (with an introduction by J. W. Cunliffe)

Return of the Native (with an introduction by J. W. Cunliffe)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

First published serially between January and December of 1878 in the sensationalistic monthly London magazine "e;Belgravia"e;, Thomas Hardy's "e;The Return of the Native"e; is the author's sixth published novel. Set in Egdon Heath, an area of Thomas Hardy's fictionalized Wessex known for the thorny evergreen shrubs, called furze or gorse, which are cut there by its residents for fuel. When the story begins, on Guy Fawkes Night, we find Diggory Venn, a merchant of the red mineral called reddle which farmers use to mark their sheep, giving aid to Thomasin Yeobright, whom he is in love with but has unsuccessfully wooed over the preceding two years. Diggory is helping Thomasin, who is in distress having left town with Damon Wildeve under the false promise of matrimony, return home to her aunt, Mrs. Yeobright. Damon has rebuffed Thomasin in favor of the beautiful young Eustacia Vye. However when Mrs. Yeobright's son Clym, a successful diamond merchant, returns from Paris, Eustacia loses interest in Damon, seeing a relationship with Clym as an opportunity to escape the Heath in favor of a more glamorous and exciting locale. A classically modern novel, "e;The Return of the Native"e; presents a world of people struggling between their unfulfilled desires and the expectations of society. This edition is includes an introduction by J. W. Cunliffe and a biographical afterword.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

The novel takes place entirely in the environs of Egdon Heath, and, with the exception of the epilogue, Aftercourses, covers exactly a year and a day. The narrative begins on the evening of Guy Fawkes Night as Diggory Venn is slowly crossing the heath with his van, which is being drawn by ponies. In his van is a passenger. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the surrounding hills, emphasising.not for the last time.the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.

Trumpet-Major

Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

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 desire and conflicting loyalties on systematized versions of history. This edition restores Hardy's original punctuation and removes the bowdlerisms forced upon the text on its initial publication.

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider. Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous. The Woodlanders, with its thematic portrayal of the role of social class, gender, and evolutionary survival, as well as its insights into the capacities and limitations of language, exhibits Hardy's acute awareness of his era's most troubling dilemmas.

Jude the Obscure (Hardcover Classics)

Jude the Obscure (Hardcover Classics)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Life's Little Ironies

Life's Little Ironies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2018

The phrase `life's little ironies' is now proverbial, but it was coined by Hardy as the title for this, his third volume of short stories. While the tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels, they are powerful works in their own right. Unified by his quintessential irony, strong visual sense, and engaging characters, they deal with the tragic and the humorous, the metaphysical and the magical. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life.

Changed Man and Other Tales

Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

A Changed Man and Other Tales is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913, although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900. There are eleven short stories and a novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. An unforgettably powerful tragedy, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the great classics of the late nineteenth century. This edition features illustrations by Sir Hubert von Herkomer and Joseph Syddall, and an afterword by Philip Mallett, editor of the Thomas Hardy Journal. Tess Durbeyfield's father forcibly sends her off to work for the wealthy D'Urberville family, hoping to alleviate their poverty and perhaps secure her a marriage to the cruel and manipulative Alec D'Urberville. His terrible assault upon her, and the subsequent child, form the terrible heart of Tess's tragic life - as family, love and future are taken away from her by the repressive mores of Victorian society.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Mayor of Casterbridge (with an Introduction by Joyce Kilmer)

Mayor of Casterbridge (with an Introduction by Joyce Kilmer)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

Set in the fictional town of Casterbridge, "e;The Mayor of Casterbridge"e; is Thomas Hardy's tragic story of Michael Henchard, who over indulges in alcohol at a country fair and decides to auction off his wife and daughter to a sailor. When he recovers his sobriety, Mr. Henchard realizes his mistake, but it is too late to get his family back. Devastated by his impetuous actions he decides not to touch alcohol again for the next twenty-one years. The novel advances eighteen years to find the tee-totaling Henchard as the Mayor of Casterbridge and a successful grain merchant. When his wife and daughter return to town a precipitous decline in Henchard's fortune is set in motion. One of Hardy's Wessex novels, "e;The Mayor of Casterbridge"e; is a classic story of the terrible consequences of rash decisions that can be made under the influence of too much alcohol. This edition includes an introduction by Joyce Kilmer and a biographical afterword.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Far From the Madding Crowd, published in 1874, was a famous novel written by the English author Thomas Hardy.The story follows a young shepherd named Gabriel Oak who falls for Bathsheba Everdene.

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Wessex Tales is a collection of 5 stories written by Thomas Hardy in 1888.The stories serve as a social commentary on 19th century England.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Jude the Obscure was the last novel finished by Thomas Hardy.Set in the fictional Wessex, the novel tells the story of Jude Fawley.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Tess of the d'Urbervilles is considered the most famous work of Thomas Hardy.The novel, considered one of the best of the 19th century, was controversial at the time of its release because it challenged the sexual morals of Victorian-era England.

Complete Novels of Thomas Hardy

Complete Novels of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.Thomas Hardy was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian era.Hardy wrote classics such as Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure.Similar to Charles Dickens, much of Hardy's writing was critical of English society during his time.This collection includes the following:NOVELSUnder the Greenwood TreeFar from the Madding CrowdThe Return of the NativeThe Mayor of CasterbridgeThe WoodlandersTess of the d'UrbervillesLife's Little IroniesJude the ObscureA Pair of Blue EyesThe Trumpet-MajorTwo on a TowerThe Well-BelovedDesperate RemediesThe Hand of EthelbertaA Laodicean: A Story of To-daySHORT STORY COLLECTIONSWessex TalesA Group of Noble Dames

Changed Man and Other Tales

Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (2 June 184011 January 1928) was a writer and poet born in Dorchester, England. Hardys poetry dealt mainly with the naturalism movement. Hardy considered himself a poet first, but his most famous works were his novels, particularly Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (2 June 184011 January 1928) was a writer and poet born in Dorchester, England. Hardys poetry dealt mainly with the naturalism movement. Hardy considered himself a poet first, but his most famous works were his novels, particularly Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Tess of the dUrbervilles: A Pure Woman

Tess of the dUrbervilles: A Pure Woman

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (2 June 184011 January 1928) was a writer and poet born in Dorchester, England. Hardys poetry dealt mainly with the naturalism movement. Hardy considered himself a poet first, but his most famous works were his novels, particularly Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Mayor of Casterbridge

Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Mayor of Casterbridge is one of Thomas Hardy's classic novels. Herkalion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of The Woodlanders includes a table of contents.

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of Under the Greenwood Tree includes a table of contents.

Life's Little Ironies

Life's Little Ironies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of Life's Little Ironies includes a table of contents.

Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid includes a table of contents.

Well-Beloved

Well-Beloved

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of The Well-Beloved includes a table of contents.

Group of Noble Dames

Group of Noble Dames

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of A Group of Noble Dames includes a table of contents.

Trumpet-Major

Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of The Trumpet-Major includes a table of contents.

Hand of Ethelberta

Hand of Ethelberta

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of The Hand of Ethelberta includes a table of contents.

Laodicean: A Story of To-Day

Laodicean: A Story of To-Day

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of A Laodicean: A Story of To-Day includes a table of contents.

Pair of Blue Eyes

Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of A Pair of Blue Eyes includes a table of contents.

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most famous authors of the Victorian Era. Hardy is best known for novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles but he also was a very influential poet. This edition of Two on a Tower includes a table of contents.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.The Return of the Native, written by Thomas Hardy, is a tragic romance novel that takes place in the fictional Wessex where many of Hardy's classic stories were set.

THOMAS HARDY Premium Collection: 15 Novels, 53 Short Stories & 650+ Poems (Illustrated)

THOMAS HARDY Premium Collection: 15 Novels, 53 Short Stories & 650+ Poems (Illustrated)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Novels:Under the Greenwood TreeFar from the Madding CrowdThe Return of the NativeThe Mayor of CasterbridgeThe WoodlandersTess of the d'UrbervillesJude the ObscureA Pair of Blue EyesThe Trumpet-MajorTwo on a TowerThe Romantic Adventures of a MilkmaidThe Well-BelovedDesperate RemediesThe Hand of EthelbertaA LaodiceanShort Stories:Wessex TalesAn Imaginative WomanThe Three StrangersThe Withered ArmFellow-TownsmenInterlopers at the KnapThe Distracted PreacherLife's Little IroniesThe Son's VetoFor Conscience' SakeA Tragedy of Two AmbitionsOn the Western CircuitTo Please His WifeThe Melancholy Hussar of the German LegionA Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and FourThe Fiddler of the ReelsA Few Crusted CharactersTony Kytes, the Arch-deceiverThe History of the HardcomesThe Superstitious Man's StoryAndrey Satchel and the Parson and ClerkOld Andrey's Experience as a MusicianAbsent-Mindedness in a Parish ChoirThe Winters and the PalmleysIncident in Mr. Crookhill's LifeNetty Sargent's CopyholdA Group of Noble DamesThe First Countess of WessexBarbara of the House of GrebeThe Marchioness of StonehengeLady MottisfontThe Lady IcenwaySquire Petrick's LadyThe Lady PenelopeThe Duchess of HamptonshireThe Honourable LauraA Changed Man and Other TalesOther StoriesDrama:The DynastsPoetry Collections:Wessex Poems and Other VersesPoems of the Past and the PresentTime's Laughingstocks and Other VersesSatires of CircumstanceMoments of VisionLate Lyrics and EarlierOther Works:The Dorsetshire LabourerThe Rev. William Barnes, B.D. The Science of FictionThe Profitable Reading of Fiction... Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D'Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D'Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall? With a beautiful cover by David Dean.

Changed Man and Other Tales

Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Dynasts

Dynasts

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Group of Noble Dames

Group of Noble Dames

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Hand of Ethelberta

Hand of Ethelberta

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Laodicean

Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Life's Little Ironies

Life's Little Ironies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Pair of Blue Eyes

Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Trumpet-Major

Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Well-Beloved

Well-Beloved

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Hardy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Mayor of Casterbridge

Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Hardy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Hardy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic Hardy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic Hardy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Hardy, (1840 - 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s."e;

Thomas Hardy's Fiction: all 20 books

Thomas Hardy's Fiction: all 20 books

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes the complete text of: Desperate Remedies, 1871; Under the Greenwood Tree, 1872; A Pair of Blue Eyes, 1873; Far From the Madding Crowd, 1874; The Hand of Ethelberta, 1876; The Return of the Native, 1878; Wessex Tales, 1879; The Trumpet-Major, 1880; A Laodicean, 1881; Two on a Tower, 1882; The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid, 1883; A Changed Man and Other Tales, 1885; The Mayor of Casterbridge, 1886; The Woodlanders, 1887; Tess of the d'Urbervilles, 1891; A Group of Noble Dames, 1891; Life's Little Ironies, 1891; Jude the Obscure, 1895; The Well-Beloved, 1897; and The Dynasts, 1903.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D'Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D'Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall?With a beautiful cover by David Dean.

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

Hardy's fourth novel and first major literary success tells a story of love in all its guises. Gabriel Oak is a shepherd struggling to get ahead when Bathsheba Everdene moves next door. Though he loves her, she sees him as a friend and rejects him for two other suitors. After she leaves town, she and Gabriel are reunited years later, though now everything has changed. Hardy depicts the English countryside as idyllic, but also hard and unforgiving, much like the Victorian mindsets of the day. A timeless literary love story.

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

Hardy's fourth novel and first major literary success tells a story of love in all its guises. Gabriel Oak is a shepherd struggling to get ahead when Bathsheba Everdene moves next door. Though he loves her, she sees him as a friend and rejects him for two other suitors. After she leaves town, she and Gabriel are reunited years later, though now everything has changed. Hardy depicts the English countryside as idyllic, but also hard and unforgiving, much like the Victorian mindsets of the day. A timeless literary love story.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of an impoverished family, must navigate a world of desire and romance once she meets Alec d'Urberville. The son of a rich widow, he takes a fancy to her and gets her a position as the poultry keeper on his family's estate. However, her good fortune is soon complicated by Alec's libertine ways, and Tess returns home shamed. Once recovered, she separates herself from the gossip by finding work at a dairy farm outside the village. There, she meets and falls for Angel Clare, the eligible youngest son of the local reverend. But as her life begins to change for the better, she is troubled by a moral dilemma: whether or not to tell Angel about her past. Set in the fictional county of Wessex, Tess of the d'Urbervilles reflects on issues of classism, industrialism, hypocrisy, and virtue. Often considered to be Thomas Hardy's masterpiece, it received mixed reviews upon its publication due to its frank discussion of female sexuality and the hypocrisy of Victorian morality.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of an impoverished family, must navigate a world of desire and romance once she meets Alec d'Urberville. The son of a rich widow, he takes a fancy to her and gets her a position as the poultry keeper on his family's estate. However, her good fortune is soon complicated by Alec's libertine ways, and Tess returns home shamed. Once recovered, she separates herself from the gossip by finding work at a dairy farm outside the village. There, she meets and falls for Angel Clare, the eligible youngest son of the local reverend. But as her life begins to change for the better, she is troubled by a moral dilemma: whether or not to tell Angel about her past. Set in the fictional county of Wessex, Tess of the d'Urbervilles reflects on issues of classism, industrialism, hypocrisy, and virtue. Often considered to be Thomas Hardy's masterpiece, it received mixed reviews upon its publication due to its frank discussion of female sexuality and the hypocrisy of Victorian morality.

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Works

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Works

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

This ebook contains Thomas Hardy's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Pair of Blue Eyes

Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

A Pair of Blue Eyes is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published in 1873, first serialised between September 1872 and July 1873. It was Hardy's third novel, but the first to bear his name on publication. The book describes the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Although the two are friends, Knight is not aware of Smith's previous liaison with Elfride. Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of those around her - her parents and society. When Elfride's father finds that his guest and candidate for his daughter's hand, architect's assistant Stephen Smith, is the son of a mason, he immediately orders him to leave. Knight, who is a relative of Elfride's stepmother, is later on the point of seeking to marry Elfride, but ultimately rejects her when he learns she had been previously courted. Elfride, out of desperation, marries a third man, Lord Luxellian. The conclusion finds both suitors travelling together to Elfride, both intent on claiming her hand, and neither knowing either that she is already married or that they are accompanying her corpse and coffin as they travel.

Weit Weg von der Tobenden Menge

Weit Weg von der Tobenden Menge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

Gabriel Oak ist ein junger Hirte. Mit den Ersparnissen eines genugsamen Lebens und einem Kredit hat er eine Schaffarm gepachtet und aufgestockt. Er verliebt sich in einen acht Jahre jungeren Newcomer namens Bathsheba Everdene, eine stolze Schnheit, die bei ihrer Tante Mrs. Hurst lebt.Im Laufe der Zeit wachsen Bathseba und Gabriel gut miteinander und Bathsheba rettet sogar sein Leben. Als er ihr jedoch ein schmuckloses Heiratsangebot macht, weigert sie sich; Sie schtzt ihre Unabhngigkeit zu sehr und ihn zu wenig.

Thomas Hardy: The Best Works

Thomas Hardy: The Best Works

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles Thomas Hardy's greatest writings, including novels, short stories and poems such as "e;Tess of the D'Urbervilles"e;, "e;Jude the Obscure"e;, "e;The Mayor of Casterbridge"e;, "e;Satires of Circumstance"e;, "e;The Three Strangers"e; and "e;Far from the Madding Crowd"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Jude the Obscure (with an Introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel)

Jude the Obscure (with an Introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2017

Thomas Hardy's final novel "e;Jude the Obscure"e; began as a serial publication on December 1894 before being published in book form the following year. It is the story of its titular character Jude Fawley, a young lower-class man with dreams of being a scholar, and his relationships with his wife, Arabella, and his free-spirited cousin, Sue Bridehead. The novel follows the life of Jude from his youth living in a village in southern England where he works in a bakery and studies Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time with hopes of one day becoming a scholar at Christminster, a fictional city modeled after Oxford. His dreams are dashed however when he becomes ensnared by deceit into marriage with Arabella Donn, a coarse and superficial girl. What follows is a classic and tragic tale that plays upon many themes, principally of which is the idea that one's ruinous downfall is the product of having lived a sinful life. Having been harshly criticized in its day for its scandalous portrayals, "e;Jude the Obscure"e; has since been recognized as one of Hardy's finest and most intricate works. This edition includes an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel and a biographical afterword.

THOMAS HARDY Ultimate Collection: 15 Novels, 53 Short Stories & 650+ Poems (Illustrated Edition)

THOMAS HARDY Ultimate Collection: 15 Novels, 53 Short Stories & 650+ Poems (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Novels:Under the Greenwood TreeFar from the Madding CrowdThe Return of the NativeThe Mayor of CasterbridgeThe WoodlandersTess of the d'UrbervillesJude the ObscureA Pair of Blue EyesThe Trumpet-MajorTwo on a TowerThe Romantic Adventures of a MilkmaidThe Well-BelovedDesperate RemediesThe Hand of EthelbertaA LaodiceanShort Stories:Wessex TalesAn Imaginative WomanThe Three StrangersThe Withered ArmFellow-TownsmenInterlopers at the KnapThe Distracted PreacherLife's Little IroniesThe Son's VetoFor Conscience' SakeA Tragedy of Two AmbitionsOn the Western CircuitTo Please His WifeThe Melancholy Hussar of the German LegionA Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and FourThe Fiddler of the ReelsA Few Crusted CharactersTony Kytes, the Arch-deceiverThe History of the HardcomesThe Superstitious Man's StoryAndrey Satchel and the Parson and ClerkOld Andrey's Experience as a MusicianAbsent-Mindedness in a Parish ChoirThe Winters and the PalmleysIncident in Mr. Crookhill's LifeNetty Sargent's CopyholdA Group of Noble DamesThe First Countess of WessexBarbara of the House of GrebeThe Marchioness of StonehengeLady MottisfontThe Lady IcenwaySquire Petrick's LadyAnna, Lady BaxbyThe Lady PenelopeThe Duchess of HamptonshireThe Honourable LauraA Changed Man and Other TalesOther StoriesDrama:The DynastsPoetry Collections:Wessex Poems and Other VersesPoems of the Past and the PresentTime's Laughingstocks and Other VersesSatires of CircumstanceMoments of VisionLate Lyrics and EarlierOther Works:The Dorsetshire LabourerThe Rev. William Barnes, B.D. The Science of FictionThe Profitable Reading of FictionCandour in English Fiction and more

Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated)

Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Novels:Under the Greenwood TreeFar from the Madding CrowdThe Return of the NativeThe Mayor of CasterbridgeThe WoodlandersTess of the d'UrbervillesJude the ObscureA Pair of Blue EyesThe Trumpet-MajorTwo on a TowerThe Romantic Adventures of a MilkmaidThe Well-BelovedDesperate RemediesThe Hand of EthelbertaA LaodiceanShort Stories:Wessex TalesAn Imaginative WomanThe Three StrangersThe Withered ArmFellow-TownsmenInterlopers at the KnapThe Distracted PreacherLife's Little IroniesThe Son's VetoFor Conscience' SakeA Tragedy of Two AmbitionsOn the Western CircuitTo Please His WifeThe Melancholy Hussar of the German LegionA Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and FourThe Fiddler of the ReelsA Few Crusted CharactersTony Kytes, the Arch-deceiverThe History of the HardcomesThe Superstitious Man's StoryAndrey Satchel and the Parson and ClerkOld Andrey's Experience as a MusicianAbsent-Mindedness in a Parish ChoirThe Winters and the PalmleysIncident in Mr. Crookhill's LifeNetty Sargent's CopyholdA Group of Noble DamesThe First Countess of WessexBarbara of the House of GrebeThe Marchioness of StonehengeLady MottisfontThe Lady IcenwaySquire Petrick's LadyAnna, Lady BaxbyThe Lady PenelopeThe Duchess of HamptonshireThe Honourable LauraA Changed Man and Other TalesOther StoriesDrama:The DynastsThe Famous Tragedy of the Queen of CornwallPoetry Collections:Wessex Poems and Other VersesPoems of the Past and the PresentTime's Laughingstocks and Other VersesSatires of CircumstanceMoments of VisionLate Lyrics and EarlierHuman Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and TriflesWinter Words in Various Moods and MetresOther PoemsOther Works:The Dorsetshire LabourerThe Rev. William Barnes, B.D. The Science of FictionThe Profitable Reading of FictionCandour in English FictionMemories of Church RestorationShort Essays

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2017

This is the last novel of the writer published in the United States in 1895. It describes the life story of a young man, Jude, a bricklayer from a small provincial town who dreams of becoming a scientist. The book has everything: passionate love as well as deep disappointment in feelings along with the death of the hero's children and suicide. The novel and its author, Thomas Hardy, were subjected to sharp attacks by literary critics. Thus, it is not surprising that the book was withdrawn from many libraries of the country.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure shocked Victorian critics and readers with a frank depiction of sexuality and an unbridled indictment of the institutions of marriage, education, and religion, reportedly causing one Angli-can bishop to order the book publicly burned. The experience so exhausted Hardy that he never wrote a work of fiction again. Rich in symbolism, Jude the Obscure is the story of Jude Fawley and his struggle to rise from his station as a poor Wessex stonemason to that of a scholar at Christminster. It is also the story of Jude's ill-fated relationship with his cousin Sue Bridehead, and the ultimate tragedy that causes Jude's undoing and Sue's transformation. Jude the Obscure explores man's essential loneliness and remains one of Hardy's most widely read novels.

Complete Novels of Thomas Hardy

Complete Novels of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far From the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the D'Urbervilles- Jude the Obscure- The Well-Beloved

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the wealthy d'Urbervilles, they send Tess to claim a portion of their fortune. She meets and is seduced by the dissolute Alec d'Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but he rejects her - on their wedding night - after learning of her past. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized by the self-righteous rigidity of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act. Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination. -Irving HoweWhat a commonplace genius he has; or a genius for the commonplace - I don't know which. -D. H. LawrenceThe greatest tragic writer among English novelists. -Virginia WoolfA singular beauty and charm. -Henry James

Complete Novels of Thomas Hardy

Complete Novels of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far From the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the D'Urbervilles- Jude the Obscure- The Well-Beloved

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2017

Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the wealthy d'Urbervilles, they send Tess to claim a portion of their fortune. She meets and is seduced by the dissolute Alec d'Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but he rejects her - on their wedding night - after learning of her past. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized by the self-righteous rigidity of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act. Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination. -Irving HoweWhat a commonplace genius he has; or a genius for the commonplace - I don't know which. -D. H. LawrenceThe greatest tragic writer among English novelists. -Virginia WoolfA singular beauty and charm. -Henry James

Changed Man

Changed Man

Author: Thomas Hardy, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2017

A Changed Man is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913, although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900. There are eleven short stories and a novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. At the end of the book there is a map of the imaginary Wessex of Hardy's novels and poems. Alicia's Diary is a short story written by Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy in 1887. It is the diary of a girl named Alicia that is a tragic romance. The story was reprinted in the 1913 collection A Changed Man and Other Tales. A Mere Interlude is a short story by Thomas Hardy. It was first published in The Bolton Weekly Journal in October 1885. The story was reprinted in the collection A Changed Man and Other Tales (1913).

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2017

"e;8:30. I finished writing "e;The Woodlanders"e;, I do not feel regret, on the contrary, now I feel relief."e; Hardy left this note after finishing his work. The novel was rewritten 8 (!) times, its themes stirred up the centuries-old foundations of the country. The novel takes the reader to the very depths of rural England. The village of Little Hintok is so small that it's difficult to find in the woods. But it is here that tragedies of "e;truly Sophocles grandeur"e; are played out. What is the reason for these tragedies? Illustrations by Elena Odarich.

Life's Little Ironies

Life's Little Ironies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2017

Life's Little Ironies is a collection of tales written by Thomas Hardy, originally published in 1894, and republished with a slightly different collection of stories, for the Uniform Edition in 1927/8.

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2017

Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. The novel is the first to be set in Hardy's fictional county of Wessex in rural south west England. It deals in themes of love, honour and betrayal, against a backdrop of the seemingly idyllic, but often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England. It describes the farmer Bathsheba Everdene, her life and relationships.especially with her lonely neighbour William Boldwood, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak, and the thriftless soldier Sergeant Troy.

Tess of the D'urbervilles

Tess of the D'urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2017

"e;Tess of the d'Urbervilles"e; is a novel by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1891. Originally appeared in the highly censored and serialized version published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic. In 2006, the novel was included to the list of The Big Read, based on a survey conducted by the BBC. The novel of Thomas Hardy is about the fate of a girl endowed with beauty and a subtle soul. The curse that lying on Tess doomed her to pay for the crimes of once powerful ancestors. Pretty illustrations by Elena Odarich provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

Works; Volume 18

Works; Volume 18

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Dynasts

The Dynasts

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith and beautifully set, these slim, A format volumes are the ultimate gift editions for poetry lovers. Wessex Poems was Hardy's first collection of poetry, published after he had turned away from novel writing, disillusioned by the savage reception Jude the Obscure had received. Its publication marked the start of an extraordinary new phase in Hardy's writing career: for the rest of his long life, he would write only poetry. Here are sprightly Dorset ballads, verses set during the Napoleonic Wars, and personal poems reflecting on Hardy's life and loves. Composed throughout Hardy's life and animated by his affection for his beloved Wessex, their publication in 1898 heralded the arrival of a major new poetic voice.

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Poems of the Past and the Present

Poems of the Past and the Present

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Group of Noble Dames

Group of Noble Dames

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2017

A Group of Noble Dames is a collection of short stories written by Thomas Hardy. The stories are contained by a frame narrative in which ten members of a club each tell one story about a noble dame in the 17th or 18th century. All ten stories were published in serial magazines before Hardy collected them into book form. "e;The Duchess of Hamptonshire"e; and "e;The Honourable Laura"e; were written relatively early in Hardy's career, in 1878 and 1881 respectively. "e;The First Countess of Wessex"e; and "e;The Lady Penelope"e; were written in 1888-89. Hardy revised all four of these stories significantly before adding them to the collection in 1891. The remaining six stories were written in early 1890 and published in bowdlerised form in a special Christmas number of The Graphic in December 1890. Hardy collected all ten stories together for the first time in A Group of Noble Dames, which was published in England by Osgood, McIlvaine, & Co. and in America by Harper & Brothers in 1891. The critical reception of the book was mixed. Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 - 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). During his lifetime, Hardy's poetry was acclaimed by younger poets (particularly the Georgians) who viewed him as a mentor. After his death his poems were lauded by Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden and Philip Larkin.

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Thomas Hardy, Manor Books Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2017

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far from the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean: a Story of To-day- Two on a Tower- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the d'Urbervilles- Jude the Obscure- A Changed Man and Other Tales

Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated) (Cronos Classics)

Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated) (Cronos Classics)

Author: Thomas Hardy, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2017

This collection gathers together the works by Thomas Hardy in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!NovelsDesperate Remedies [1871]Under the Greenwood Tree [1872]A Pair of Blue Eyes [1873]Far from the Madding Crowd [1874]The Hand of Ethelberta [1876]The Return of the Native [1878]The Trumpet-Major John Loveday [1880]A Laodicean [1881]Two on a Tower [1882]The Mayor of Casterbridge [1886]The Woodlanders [1887]Tess of the d'Urbervilles [1891]Jude the Obscure [1895]The Well-Beloved [1897]StoriesWessex Tales [1888]: The Three Strangers; A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four; The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion; The Withered Arm; Fellow-Townsmen; Interlopers at the Knap; The Distracted PreacherA Group of Noble Dames [1891]: 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; The Honourable LauraLife's Little Ironies [1894]: An Imaginative Woman; The Son's Veto; For Conscience' Sake; A Tragedy of Two Ambitions; On the Western Circuit; To Please His Wife; The Fiddler of the Reels; A Few Crusted CharactersA Changed Man and Other Tales [1913]: A Changed Man; The Waiting Supper; Alicia's Diary; The Grave by the Handpost; Enter A Dragoon; A Tryst at an Ancient Earth Work; What the Shepherd Saw; A Committee-Man of 'The Terror'; The Duke's Reappearance; A Mere Interlude; The Romantic Adventures of a MilkmaidUncollected Stories: Blue Jimmy: The Horse Stealer; Destiny and a Blue Cloak; How I Built Myself a House; Old Mrs Chundle; Our Exploits at West Poley; The Doctor's Legend; The Spectre of the Real; The Thieves Who Couldn't Help Sneezing; The Unconquerable; An Indiscretion in the Life of an HeiressAnd Poems

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2017

Bathsheba Everdene is a headstrong young woman who attracts the attentions of a succession of ill-matched suitors: a quiet sheep farmer, a handsome soldier and an older, wealthy landowner. As the men vie for her affections, she struggles to retain her independence of spirit in the face of their declarations. Introducing readers to the fictional county of Wessex, Thomas Hardy's fourth work of fiction was one of his greatest triumphs, both commercially and critically. Its tale of passion, jealousy and unrequited love is now regarded as one of the finest novels of the nineteenth century, and one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels (ReadOn Classics)

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels (ReadOn Classics)

Author: Thomas Hardy, ReadOn Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far from the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean: a Story of To-day- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the d'Urbervilles- Life's Little Ironies- Jude the ObscureIncludes Bonus two short stories- The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1- The Three Strangers

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses

Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses

Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

A Pair of Blue Eyes

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

A Pair of Blue Eyes

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A Group of Noble Dames

A Group of Noble Dames

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A Group of Noble Dames

A Group of Noble Dames

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Tess of the D Urbervilles

Tess of the D Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Well-Beloved A Sketch of a Temperament

The Well-Beloved A Sketch of a Temperament

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Well-Beloved A Sketch of a Temperament

The Well-Beloved A Sketch of a Temperament

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A Laodicean A Story of To-Day

A Laodicean A Story of To-Day

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A Laodicean A Story of To-Day

A Laodicean A Story of To-Day

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Tess of the D Urbervilles

Tess of the D Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Hand of Ethelberta A Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta A Comedy in Chapters

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Hand of Ethelberta A Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta A Comedy in Chapters

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A Changed Man and Other Tales

A Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A Changed Man and Other Tales

A Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Poems of the Past and the Present

Poems of the Past and the Present

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Poems of the Past and the Present

Poems of the Past and the Present

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Poems of Thomas Hardy A New Selection

Poems of Thomas Hardy A New Selection

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Thomas Hardy saw himself, first and foremost, as a poet, and he wrote poetry throughout his prolific and acclaimed novel-writing years before announcing in 1896 that he would no longer write novels, much to the astonishment of his worldwide readership. Instead he went on to publish eight masterful volumes of poetry - ranging from lyrics and ballads to dramatic monologues and satire - and is now regarded as one of the greatest twentieth-century poets. Choosing the best verse from each volume, the Poems of Thomas Hardy is the perfect introduction to Hardy's lyrical, soul-searching and profoundly sincere poetry, covering subjects ranging from his grief at the death of his first wife to his experiences of war. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition is edited and introduced by editor Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

Tess of the Durbervilles

Tess of the Durbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy's fictional masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England. The novel is set in impoverished rural England, Thomas Hardy's fictional Wessex, during the Long Depression of the 1870s. Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated peasants. However, John is given the impression by Parson Tringham that he may have noble blood, as "e;Durbeyfield"e; is a corruption of "e;D'Urberville"e;, the surname of an extinct noble Norman family. Knowledge of this immediately goes to John's head. That same day, Tess participates in the village May Dance, where she meets Angel Clare, youngest son of Reverend James Clare, who is on a walking tour with his two brothers. He stops to join the dance and partners several other girls. Angel notices Tess too late to dance with her, as he is already late for a promised meeting with his brothers. Tess feels slighted. Tess's father gets too drunk to drive to the market that night, so Tess undertakes the journey herself. However, she falls asleep at the reins, and the family's only horse encounters a speeding wagon and is fatally wounded. Tess feels so guilty over the horse's death and the economic consequences for the family that she agrees, against her better judgement, to visit Mrs d'Urberville, a rich widow who lives in a rural mansion near the town of Trantridge, and "e;claim kin"e;. She is unaware that, in reality, Mrs d'Urberville's husband Simon Stoke adopted the surname even though he was unrelated to the real d'Urbervilles.

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2017

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2017

Before Grace Melbury went away to school, she was in love with Giles Winterborne, a simple woodsman in the forests of Blackmoore Vale. But Grace's schooling has given her a taste for refinement, and upon her return she finds herself drawn to a dashing newcomer, Dr. Edred Fitzpiers. This romantic triangle is the focus of Thomas Hardy's novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and moral compromise. The story unfolds in a lavishly evoked landscape that becomes as central to the plot as any of the characters. In this tale, which Hardy regarded as his best story, the great Victorian novelist returns to his fictional setting of Wessex to explore a characteristic subject: sexual relationships in an unsophisticated society. He also addresses issues directly affecting rural England during the early nineteenth century, when traditional societies underwent pressure from a changing world. A splendid introduction to the physical and psychological world of Wessex, The Woodlanders is also an intriguing forerunner of Hardy's later masterpieces.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2017

Jude the Obscure, the last completed novel by Thomas Hardy. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class young man, a stonemason, who dreams of becoming a scholar. The other main character is his cousin, Sue Bridehead, who is also his central love interest. The novel is concerned in particular with issues of class, education, religion and marriage. The novel tells the story of Jude Fawley, who lives in a village in southern England (part of Hardy's fictional county of Wessex), who yearns to be a scholar at "e;Christminster"e;, a city modelled on Oxford. As a youth, Jude teaches himself Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time, while working first in his great-aunt's bakery, with the hope of entering university. But before he can try to do this the naive Jude is seduced by Arabella Donn, a rather coarse and superficial local girl who traps him into marriage by pretending to be pregnant. The marriage is a failure, and they separate by mutual agreement, and Arabella later emigrates to Australia, where she enters into a bigamous marriage. By this time, Jude has abandoned his classical studies.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. The novel is the first to be set in Hardy's fictional county of Wessex in rural south west England. It deals in themes of love, honour and betrayal, against a backdrop of the seemingly idyllic, but often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England. It describes the farmer Bathsheba Everdene, her life and relationships.especially with her lonely neighbour William Boldwood, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak, and the thriftless soldier Sergeant Troy. On publication, critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive. Hardy revised the text extensively for the 1895 edition and made further changes for the 1901 edition. The novel was listed at number 48 on the BBC's survey The Big Read in 2003. The book finished 10th on The Guardian's list of greatest love stories of all time in 2007. The novel has been dramatised several times, notably in an Oscar-nominated 1967 film directed by John Schlesinger. Gabriel Oak is a young shepherd. With the savings of a frugal life, and a loan, he has leased and stocked a sheep farm. He falls in love with a newcomer six years his junior, Bathsheba Everdene, a proud beauty who arrives to live with her aunt, Mrs. Hurst. Over time, Bathsheba and Gabriel grow to like each other well enough, and Bathsheba even saves his life once. However, when he makes her an unadorned offer of marriage, she refuses; she values her independence too much, and him too little. Feeling betrayed and embarrassed, Gabriel offers blunt protestations that only foster her haughtiness. After a few days, she moves to Weatherbury, a village some miles off.

Changed Man

Changed Man

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2017

A Changed Man is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. There are eleven short stories and a novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. At the end of the book there is a map of the imaginary Wessex of Hardy's novels and poems. Six of the stories were published before 1891 and therefore lacked international copyright protection when the collection began to be sold in October 1913. Alicia's Diary is a short story written by Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy in 1887. It is the diary of a girl named Alicia that is a tragic romance. The story was reprinted in the 1913 collection A Changed Man and Other Tales. A Mere Interlude is a short story by Thomas Hardy. It was first published in The Bolton Weekly Journal in October 1885. The story was reprinted in the collection A Changed Man and Other Tales (1913).

Hardy, Thomas: The Complete Novels (Oregan Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Hardy, Thomas: The Complete Novels (Oregan Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Thomas Hardy, Oregan Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far from the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean: a Story of To-day- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the d'Urbervilles- Life's Little Ironies- Jude the ObscureIncludes Bonus two short stories- The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1- The Three Strangers

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far from the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean: a Story of To-day- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the d'Urbervilles- Life's Little Ironies- Jude the ObscureIncludes Bonus two short stories- The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1- The Three Strangers

Hardy, Thomas: The Complete Novels [Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Two on a Tower, etc] (Book Center) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Hardy, Thomas: The Complete Novels [Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Two on a Tower, etc] (Book Center) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies- Under the Greenwood Tree- A Pair of Blue Eyes- Far from the Madding Crowd- The Hand of Ethelberta- The Return of the Native- The Trumpet-Major- A Laodicean: a Story of To-day- Two on a Tower- The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid- The Mayor of Casterbridge- The Woodlanders- Tess of the d'Urbervilles- Life's Little Ironies- Jude the ObscureIncludes Bonus two short stories- The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1- The Three Strangers

Late Lyrics and Earlier

Late Lyrics and Earlier

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

This is strong collection of verse from British author Thomas Hardy, who also wrote a series of well-known novels such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far From the Madding Crowd. Critics point to Hardy's significance as a beacon voicing the anxieties of the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century.

Late Lyrics and Earlier

Late Lyrics and Earlier

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

This is strong collection of verse from British author Thomas Hardy, who also wrote a series of well-known novels such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far From the Madding Crowd. Critics point to Hardy's significance as a beacon voicing the anxieties of the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century.

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

This delightful collection of verse from Thomas Hardy, a poet and novelist who penned the books Far From the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure, highlights a master at the height of his powers. Topics broached include nostalgic looks back at childhood, profound and nuanced poems of love, and even a few poems that address scientific discoveries of the day, including Einstein's theories.

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

This delightful collection of verse from Thomas Hardy, a poet and novelist who penned the books Far From the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure, highlights a master at the height of his powers. Topics broached include nostalgic looks back at childhood, profound and nuanced poems of love, and even a few poems that address scientific discoveries of the day, including Einstein's theories.

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

One of Hardy's more critically acclaimed collections of verses, Time's Laughingstocks focuses on lyrical explorations of love, death, and the inevitable overlap between the two. The collection also contains a number of poems in which historical characters offer dramatic monologues, including a Roman soldier who feels a special kinship with Jesus.

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

One of Hardy's more critically acclaimed collections of verses, Time's Laughingstocks focuses on lyrical explorations of love, death, and the inevitable overlap between the two. The collection also contains a number of poems in which historical characters offer dramatic monologues, including a Roman soldier who feels a special kinship with Jesus.

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

Many of Thomas Hardy's best-known works of fiction were set in the Dorset region, which he called "e;Wessex."e; Many of these poems, written over a period of 30 years, are also set in and deeply influenced by the Wessex landscape. Although Hardy considered himself to be more a poet than a novelist, this was his first published collection of verse.

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

Many of Thomas Hardy's best-known works of fiction were set in the Dorset region, which he called "e;Wessex."e; Many of these poems, written over a period of 30 years, are also set in and deeply influenced by the Wessex landscape. Although Hardy considered himself to be more a poet than a novelist, this was his first published collection of verse.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2017

The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/12/2016

War threatens the rich, green fields of Wessex in Hardy's historical novel, The Trumpet-Major. The Napoleonic Wars are at their height, and upheaval and uncertainty plague British soil. In the midst of it all the impoverished beauty Anne Garland finds herself at the centre of a love quadrangle. She is torn between the persistent and annoying Festus Derryman, her womanising childhood sweetheart Bob Loveday, and the reliable and thoughtful John Loveday, the eponymous Trumpet-Major. Who will she choose? Hardy's eighth published novel is a gentle and humorous tale about the confusion and conflict of life.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2016

The Mayor Of Casterbridge

The Mayor Of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2016

Complete Works Of Thomas Hardy (ShandonPress)

Complete Works Of Thomas Hardy (ShandonPress)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2016

This ebook comprises the complete writings of Thomas Hardy:NovelsDesperate Remedies [1871]Under the Greenwood Tree [1872]A Pair of Blue Eyes [1873]Far from the Madding Crowd [1874]The Hand of Ethelberta [1876]The Return of the Native [1878]The Trumpet-Major John Loveday [1880]A Laodicean [1881]Two on a Tower [1882]The Mayor of Casterbridge [1886]The Woodlanders [1887]Tess of the d'Urbervilles [1891]Jude the Obscure [1895]The Well-Beloved [1897]StoriesWessex Tales [1888]: The Three Strangers; A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four; The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion; The Withered Arm; Fellow-Townsmen; Interlopers at the Knap; The Distracted PreacherA Group of Noble Dames [1891]: 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; The Honourable LauraLife's Little Ironies [1894]: An Imaginative Woman; The Son's Veto; For Conscience' Sake; A Tragedy of Two Ambitions; On the Western Circuit; To Please His Wife; The Fiddler of the Reels; A Few Crusted CharactersA Changed Man and Other Tales [1913]: A Changed Man; The Waiting Supper; Alicia's Diary; The Grave by the Handpost; Enter A Dragoon; A Tryst at an Ancient Earth Work; What the Shepherd Saw; A Committee-Man of 'The Terror'; The Duke's Reappearance; A Mere Interlude; The Romantic Adventures of a MilkmaidUncollected Stories: Blue Jimmy: The Horse Stealer; Destiny and a Blue Cloak... PoemsWessex Poems and Other Verses [1898]Poems of the Past and the Present [1901]Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses [1909]Satires of Circumstance with Miscellaneous Pieces [1914]Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses [1917]Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses [1923]Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and Trifles [1925]Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres [1928]31 uncollected poems and fragments

Trumpet-Major

Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

The Trumpet-Major is a novel by Thomas Hardy published in 1880, and his only historical novel. It concerns the heroine, Anne Garland, being pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the eponymous trumpet major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Bob, a flighty sailor; and Festus Derriman, the cowardly nephew of the local squire. Unusually for a Hardy novel, the ending is not entirely tragic; however, there remains an ominous element in the probable fate of one of the main characters. (Excerpt from Google)

Dynasts

Dynasts

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

"e;The Dynasts"e; is an English-language drama in verse by Thomas Hardy. Hardy himself described this work as "e;an epic-drama of the war with Napoleon, in three parts, nineteen acts and one hundred and thirty scenes"e;. Not counting the Forescene and the Afterscene, the exact total number of scenes is 131. The three parts were published in 1904, 1906 and 1908. Because of the ambition and scale of the work, Hardy acknowledged that The Dynasts was not a work that could be conventionally staged in the theatre, and described the work as "e;the longest English drama in existence"e;. Scholars have noted that Hardy remembered war stories of the veterans of the Napoleonic wars in his youth, and used them as partial inspiration for writing The Dynasts many years later in his own old age. In addition, Hardy was a distant relative of Captain Thomas Hardy, who had served with Admiral Horatio Nelson at Trafalgar. Hardy consulted a number of histories and also visited Waterloo, Belgium, as part of his research. George Orwell wrote that Hardy had "e;set free his genius"e; by writing this drama and thought its main appeal was "e;in the grandiose and rather evil vision of armies marching and counter-marching through the mists, and men dying by hundreds of thousands in the Russian snows, and all for absolutely nothing."e; (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Thomas Hardy's most beloved novel tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family discovers they are descended from nobility. Betrayed time and again, Tess is one of the most striking and tragic of all literary heroines.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Eustacia Vye dreams of escaping Egdon Heath with Clym Yeobright, recently returned from Paris. He being unable to fulfill her expectations, Eustacia soon draws others into a web of deceit.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Jude Fawley's dream of going to university is dashed when he is forced into marriage with a woman who quickly abandons him. He later falls in love with his cousin, Sue Bridehead, and the two decide to live together rather than marry for form's sake. They are shunned by society and soon face destitution. Completed in 1895, Hardy's final novel was controversial for its bold take on sexual relationships.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Mayor of Casterbridge

Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

At a country fair near Casterbridge, Wessex, Michael Henchard, drunk on rum, sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder. So begins Henchard's quest to lead a dignified -- and sober -- life. Years later his past catches up to him in the most unexpected of ways. A brilliant character study, Hardy's novel was memorably adapted for film in 2003 -- starring Ciaran Hinds.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

A big screen adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan, was released in 2015. Bathsheba Everdene navigates the attentions of three very different suitors. Thomas Hardy's first literary success is a must read.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

First appearing in 1888, Wessex Tales is a collection of short stories by the supremely gifted Thomas Hardy. The perfect way to get acquainted with Hardy's world. Several of the tales were adapted for television in a 1973 BBC mini series starring, among others, John Hurt, Billie Whitlelaw, and Ben Kingsley.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2016

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

A selection of the writer's greatest nature poetry, selected by Tom Paulin, published in a beautiful new edition by Faber. At once a voice arose among The bleak twigs overhead In a full-hearted evensong Of joy illimited; An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small, In blast-beruffled plume, Had chosen thus to fling his soul Upon the growing gloom . . . -The Darkling Thrush

Laodicean

Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2016

Paula Power, the daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, inherits De Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions a young architect from London, George Somerset, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula. But Paula, the Laodicean of the title, meaning a person who is lukewarm or halfhearted, is torn between George's admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking outlook.Paula's vacillation in her romantic life is also reflected in her views about religion, politics, and social progress, a dilemma faced by people in the Victorian era as industrialization was beginning to greatly change their lives. Paula will have to decide between the two men, however, or risk losing them both.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2016

The text of the novel is again based on Hardy's final revision for the 1912 Wessex Edition. The Norton Critical Edition includes: expanded footnotes, further drawing out Hardy's web of allusions and comprehensively indicating the material culture in which he embeds this narrative; a selection of Hardy's poems-four of them new to this edition-that emphasises the biographical contexts from which parts of Jude the Obscure arose; nineteen critical responses, including twelve modern essays-eight of them new to the third edition. Simon Gatrell, Michael Hollington, Elaine Showalter, Victor Luftig and Mary Jacobus are among the new voices. Included are a chronology, and revised and expanded selected bibliography.

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Ironic short stories"e;Stockdale, a lonely young fellow, who had for weeks felt a great craving for somebody on whom to throw away superfluous interest, and even tenderness, was not sorry to join her...."e;- Thomas Hardy, Wessex TalesA collection of six novellas, written in the 1880s and 1890s, about the true nature of nineteenth century marriage and its inherent restrictions. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Laodicean

Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Though he is best remembered today for Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy's 1881 novel A Laodicean is also a worthy read for fans of his work. An architect falls madly in love with a young heiress, but his feelings initially are not requited. Along the way, a number of unsavory secrets are revealed.

Laodicean

Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Though he is best remembered today for Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy's 1881 novel A Laodicean is also a worthy read for fans of his work. An architect falls madly in love with a young heiress, but his feelings initially are not requited. Along the way, a number of unsavory secrets are revealed.

Jude the Obscure (Diversion Classics)

Jude the Obscure (Diversion Classics)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.A penniless orphan with dreams of becoming a scholar, Jude Fawley is instead thrust into a life of hard labor.Forced to abandon his passion and working as a mason in the shadow of the University he wishes to attend, he meets his true love, his cousin, Sue Bridehead. Trapped between their feelings for one another and a society that condemns the relationship, Jude and Sue's hopes are painfully snuffed out. Thomas Hardy's final complete novel is an unflinching look at a life choked by the strict morals of an oppressive age and a must-read take on the human condition.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Diversion Classics)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Diversion Classics)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.Controversial when it was first published, TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES now sits in the canon as one of the great nineteenth-century novels. Driven by overwhelming guilt and her family's poverty, Tess Durbeyfield claims shaky kinship with the wealthy D'Urberville family, hoping to procure a portion of their fortune. She encounters Alec D'Urberville, and is mortified to find herself the victim of her cousin's relentless pursuit. When the kind and loving farmer Angel Clare enters her life, Tess is torn between a peaceful future with a loving husband and facing the truth of her past.

Thomas Hardy Her Haunting Ground: Selected Poems

Thomas Hardy Her Haunting Ground: Selected Poems

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2016

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

To Be or Not to Be Worthy of One's Love"e;On older trees still than these huge lobes of fungi grew like lungs. Here, as everywhere, the Unfulfilled Intention, which makes life what it is, was as obvious as it could be among the depraved crowds of a city slum. The leaf was deformed....the taper was interrupted. And the ivy slowly strangled to death the promising sapling."e; - Thomas Hardy, The WoodlandersAfter spending several years away from home to study, Grace Melbury returns to Little Hintock only to find Giles, his betrothed, still in love with her. Her father thinks Giles - a humble peasant - isn't worthy of marrying his highly-educated daughter and persuades her to marry a young doctor by the name of Edgar Fitzpiers. Edgar is not quite the loyal type though... This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

Science Fiction Romance"e;I think astronomy is a bad study for you. It makes you feel human insignificance too plainly."e;- Thomas Hardy, Two on a TowerA book about the forbidden love between a 20 year old astronomer, Swithin, and Viviette, the much older woman of 29. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

Bound by tradition and circumstance, an innocent young woman makes a fateful choice, in this heartrending novel from the author of Far from the Madding Crowd Convinced that his impoverished family has noble connections, John Durbeyfield implores his daughter, Tess, to visit the wealthy Mrs. D'Urberville and claim kin. Reluctantly, Tess agrees, but when she falls prey to the manipulations of Alec D'Urberville, the widow's dissolute son, her search for love and happiness takes a disastrous turn. An earnest suitor named Angel Clare offers hope for salvation, but Tess must decide whether to confess her sins to the minister's sonor bury them forever. First published in 1891, Tess of the D'Urbervilles scandalized Victorian readers with its frank depictions of female sexuality and its impassioned criticism of social conventions. Now widely recognized as Thomas Hardy's masterpiece, this tragic story of virtue destroyed is one of the most moving and unforgettable novels in English literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

The fates of two ill-matched couples intertwine in this poignant masterpiece from one of England's greatest novelists Eustacia Vye is as wild and beautiful as the landscape that surrounds her grandfather's house on Egdon Heath. Dark-haired, tempestuous, and haughty, she yearns to escape her rural corner of England, and believes that by marrying Clym Yeobright, a native of the heath just returned from Paris, she will find the romance and adventure her heart craves. But Clym's interests run in the opposite directiontoward comfort, community, and traditionand the young couple's happy union soon turns miserable. When a former suitor pays a fateful visit, Eustacia must decide whether to break her vows to Clym or forego her exotic dreams forever. One of Thomas Hardy's most beloved novels, The Return of the Native brilliantly evokes the dangerous allure of romantic fantasies. Rich in mythological allusions yet grounded in the hard realities of nineteenth-century village life, it is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mayor of Casterbridge

Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

A captivating story of love and regret from the author of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and The Return of the Native Young farm worker Michael Henchard arrives in Casterbridge, Wessex, with his wife and child, looking for a job. Instead, he finds rum. At the town fair, Henchard quarrels with his wife and drunkenly auctions her and his daughter to the assembled crowd. He sells his family to a sailor for five guineas, a monstrous crime that marks him for a lifetime of guilt and pain. The next morning, Henchard swears off drink. Eighteen years later, he is the wealthyand sobermayor of Casterbridge, his terrible secret buried deep in the past. But when Henchard falls in love with a young woman on a trip to the island of Jersey, his inability to marry her threatens to destroy her reputation. The sudden return of his wife and daughter presents Henchard with a chance to finally make things rightor doom himself forever. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Return Of The Native

The Return Of The Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2016

Oxford Playscripts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Oxford Playscripts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy, David Calcutt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2016

Tess Durbeyfield seems destined for a simple life. The daughter of simple people, in a simple town, she knows her place and is content. That is until her life changes when her drunken father discovers he is a member of an ancient aristocratic family, the d'Urbervilles. After an accident where the family's horse is killed, Tess's mother sends her to seek help from their wealthy 'relations', but will the acquaintance be a help, or send Tess and her family into further trouble and ruin?

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2016

Thomas Hardy, (2 June 1840 - 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens was another important influence. Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. "e;Jude the Obscure"e;, the last completed of Thomas Hardy's novels, began as a magazine serial in December 1894 and was first published in book form in 1895. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class young man, a stonemason, who dreams of becoming a scholar. The other main character is his cousin, Sue Bridehead, who is also his central love interest. The novel is concerned in particular with issues of class, education, religion and marriage.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2016

Tess

Tess

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel is set in impoverished rural Wessex during the Long Depression. Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated rural peasants; however, John is given the impression by Parson Tringham that he may have noble blood, since "e;Durbeyfield"e; is a corruption of "e;D'Urberville"e;, the surname of a noble Norman family, now extinct. The news immediately goes to John's head. That same day, Tess participates in the village May Dance, where she meets Angel Clare, youngest son of Reverend James Clare, who is on a walking tour with his two brothers. He stops to join the dance, and partners several other girls. Angel notices Tess too late to dance with her, as he is already late for a promised meeting with his brothers. Tess feels slighted. Tess's father gets too drunk to drive to market that night, so Tess undertakes the journey herself. However, she falls asleep at the reins, and the family's only horse encounters a speeding wagon and is fatally wounded. The blood spreads over her white dress, a symbol of forthcoming events. Tess feels so guilty over the horse's death that she agrees, against her better judgement, to visit Mrs d'Urberville, a wealthy widow who lives in the nearby town of Trantridge, and "e;claim kin"e;, unaware that in reality, Mrs d'Urberville's husband, Simon Stoke, purchased the baronial title and adopted the surname though unrelated to the real d'Urbervilles. Tess does not succeed in meeting Mrs. d'Urberville, but chances to meet her libertine son, Alec, who takes a fancy to Tess and secures her a position as poultry keeper on the estate. Tess dislikes Alec, but endures his persistent unwanted attention to earn enough to replace her family's horse. The threat that Alec presents to Tess's virtue is obscured for Tess by her inexperience and almost daily commonplace interactions with him. He calls her "e;coz"e; (cousin), indicating a male protector, but, late one night, walking home from town with some other Trantridge villagers, Tess inadvertently antagonises Car Darch, Alec's most recently discarded favourite, and finds herself in physical danger. When Alec rides up and offers to "e;rescue"e; her from the situation, she accepts. Instead of taking her home, he rides through the fog until they reach an ancient grove called "e;The Chase"e;, where he informs her that he is lost and leaves on foot to get his bearings. Tess stays behind and falls asleep on a coat he lent her. Alec returns and rapes her. The rape is also alluded to in another chapter, with reference to the "e;sobbing [heard] in The Chase"e; during the season Tess was at Trantridge, and Alec is later referred to as "e;the seducer"e;. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Gabriel Oak is a young shepherd. With the savings of a frugal life, and a loan, he has leased and stocked a sheep-farm. He falls in love with a newcomer eight years his junior, Bathsheba Everdene, a proud beauty who arrives to live with her aunt, Mrs. Hurst. She comes to like him well enough, and even saves his life once, but when he makes her an unadorned offer of marriage, she refuses; she values her independence too much and him too little. Gabriel's blunt protestations only serve to drive her to haughtiness. After a few days, she moves to Weatherbury, a village some miles off. When next they meet, their circumstances have changed drastically. An inexperienced new sheep dog drives Gabriel's flock over a cliff, ruining him. After selling off everything of value, he manages to settle all his debts, but emerges penniless. He seeks employment at a work fair in the town of Casterbridge, (a fictionalised version of Dochester). When he finds none, he heads to another fair in Shottsford, a town about ten miles from Weatherbury. On the way, he happens upon a dangerous fire on a farm and leads the bystanders in putting it out. When the veiled owner comes to thank him, he asks if she needs a shepherd. She uncovers her face and reveals herself to be none other than Bathsheba. She has recently inherited the estate of her uncle and is now a wealthy woman. Though somewhat uncomfortable, she hires him. Meanwhile, Bathsheba has a new admirer: the lonely and repressed William Boldwood. Boldwood is a prosperous farmer of about forty whose ardour Bathsheba unwittingly awakens when - her curiosity piqued because he has never bestowed on her the customary admiring glance - she playfully sends him a valentine sealed with red wax on which she has embossed the words "e;Marry me"e;. Boldwood, not realising the valentine was a jest, becomes obsessed with Bathsheba, and soon proposes marriage. Although she does not love him, she toys with the idea of accepting his offer; he is, after all, the most eligible bachelor in the district. However, she postpones giving him a definite answer. When Gabriel rebukes her for her thoughtlessness, she fires him. When her sheep begin dying from bloat, she discovers to her chagrin that Gabriel is the only man who knows how to cure them. Her pride delays the inevitable, but finally she is forced to beg him for help. Afterwards, she offers him back his job and their friendship is restored... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Tess of the D'Ubervilles

Tess of the D'Ubervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2015

A bitter evisceration of Victorian morality and rural English life. Tess Durbeyfield is a peasant girl whose life is changed when it is suggested that her family might have some times to the aristocratic D'Urbervilles. Her earnest efforts to earn enough money to replace her family's dead horse go awry when she crosses paths with the libertine Alec D'Urberville. He rapes her, leading to the birth of a child, and despite the child's short life, the events turn Tess into a martyr. She is forced to confront the strict Victorian society's looking down upon her and her love for the earnest yet nave Angel Clare while she tries to carve out a little slice of happiness for herself. Tess of the D'Urbervilles has been filmed multiple times, including by the BBC as a miniseries staring Gemma Aterton, Hans Matheson, and Eddie Redmayne.Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Mayor of Casterbridge

Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

At a country fair near Casterbridge, Wessex, Michael Henchard, drunk on rum, sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder. So begins Henchard's quest to lead a dignified -- and sober -- life. Years later his past catches up to him in the most unexpected of ways. A brilliant character study, Hardy's novel was memorably adapted for film in 2003 -- starring Ciaran Hinds.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Jude Fawley's dream of going to university is dashed when he is forced into marriage with a woman who quickly abandons him. He later falls in love with his cousin, Sue Bridehead, and the two decide to live together rather than marry for form's sake. They are shunned by society and soon face destitution. Completed in 1895, Hardy's final novel was controversial for its bold take on sexual relationships.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Eustacia Vye dreams of escaping Egdon Heath with Clym Yeobright, recently returned from Paris. He being unable to fulfill her expectations, Eustacia soon draws others into a web of deceit.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Thomas Hardy's most beloved novel tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family discovers they are descended from nobility. Betrayed time and again, Tess is one of the most striking and tragic of all literary heroines.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

A big screen adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan, was released in 2015. Bathsheba Everdene navigates the attentions of three very different suitors. Thomas Hardy's first literary success is a must read.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

First appearing in 1888, Wessex Tales is a collection of short stories by the supremely gifted Thomas Hardy. The perfect way to get acquainted with Hardy's world. Several of the tales were adapted for television in a 1973 BBC mini series starring, among others, John Hurt, Billie Whitlelaw, and Ben Kingsley.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2015

The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. It first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly installments from January to December 1878. Because of the novel's controversial themes, Hardy had some difficulty finding a publisher; reviews, however, though somewhat mixed, were generally positive. In the twentieth century, The Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular novels.The novel takes place entirely in the environs of Egdon Heath, and, with the exception of the epilogue, Aftercourses, covers exactly a year and a day. The narrative begins on the evening of Guy Fawkes Night as Diggory Venn is slowly crossing the heath with his van, which is being drawn by ponies. In his van is a passenger. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the surrounding hills, emphasising-not for the last time-the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

Thomas Hardy's moving story of star-crossed lovers shows human beings at the mercy of forces beyond their control, setting a tragic drama of human passion against a backdrop of space and scientific discovery.Unhappily married, Lady Constantine defies social standards when she falls in love with the youthful and socially inferior Swithin St. Cleeve. In an ancient monument converted into an astronomical observatory, they isolate themselves from society and create their own private universe-until the pressures of the outside world threaten to tear them apart.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2015

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2015

Widely known as the author of such classic novels as The Return of the Native and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) was also a great poet. His lyricism, subtlety, depth, and variety have earned him a significant place in the ranks of modern English poets.This modestly priced volume contains seventy of Hardy's finest poems, including "e;The Darkling Thrush,"e; "e;Hap,"e; "e;The Ruined Maid,"e; "e;The Convergence of the Twain,"e; "e;I Look Into My Glass,"e; "e;Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?"e; and many others. These remarkable poems offer ample evidence of Hardy's intense perception and his peculiar power to express deep emotion. They also reflect his distinctive style, which fuses a reliance on traditional stanza formats and rhyme with a unique diction and imaginative power.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy's masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England.When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and with its powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

Pair of Blue Eyes

Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2015

Hardy's Love Triangle"e;There are disappointments which wring us, and there are those which inflict a wound whose mark we bear to our graves. Such are so keen that no future gratification of the same desire can ever obliterate them: they become registered as a permanent loss of happiness."e; - Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue EyesElfride Swancourt, a beautiful young woman, is caught between the love of two men: Stephen Smith, a low-born architect who wants to make a name for himself and Henry Knight, an older, respectable and established man. The two are friends and don't know about each other's feelings towards Elfride. How will they react when they find out? This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2015

Everybody Has Secrets"e;I am now about to enter on my normal condition. For people are almost always in their graves. When we survey the long race of men, it is strange and still more strange to find that they are mainly dead men, who have scarcely ever been otherwise."e; - Thomas Hardy, Desperate RemediesCytherea Graye is left penniless with her younger brother, Owen after her father died in a terrible accident so she must look for work. He becomes the lady's maid to Mrs. Aldclyffe and falls in love with the wrong person, Edward Springrove. She finds out Edward's secret and decides to marry Aeneas Manston instead, Mrs. Aldclyffe's steward. However, she soon learns Aeneas has a dark secret too.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2015

A Novel Entangled With Music and Love"e;Everybody must be managed. Queens must be managed. Kings must be managed, for men want managing almost as much as women, and that's saying a good deal."e; - Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood TreeLife in the English village of Mellstock is about to change when a mechanical organ is brought to the local church. Of course, there is also a need for an organist and that is where beautiful, highly-educated Fancy Day comes in. Replacing the church's choir however is more difficult than it seems, especially when a member of the choir, Dick falls for Fancy at first sight.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2015

After an accident, Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of impoverished peasants, decides to call on the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, as she believes that she is also descended from their ancient Norman lineage and that they can rescue her family from indigence. Unfortunately she is taken under the wing of the immoral libertine scion Alec d'Urberville, who seduces and scorns her. While she attempts to rebuild her life, she falls in love with the virtuous farmer Angel Clare and must find a way to defeat the demons of her past. Controversial when it was first published for challenging Victorian morals, Tess of the d'Urbervilles has become Thomas Hardy's most popular novel, catching the imaginations of generations of readers with its high drama, endearing heroine and powerful evocations of the southern English countryside.

Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses

Late Lyrics and Earlier With Many Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The Dynasts

The Dynasts

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated)

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

One of the few authors to distinguish himself with equal merit in poetry and novel writing, Thomas Hardy remains one of English literature's leading figures. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Hardy's complete works, with scarce texts, numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 8)Features:* illustrated with countless images relating to Hardy and his works* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other texts* each novel has its own contents table - easily navigate between chapters!* information on the lost first novel 'THE POOR MAN AND THE LADY', with a rare novella and poem tracing its content* ALL of the short stories with BOTH chronological and alphabetical contents tables* the compete verse dramas- even including the rare "e;Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall"e; available nowhere else as a digital book* ALL of the poems with their own separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables - find that special poem easily and quickly!* the poems are ALSO presented in their original collections, each with its own table* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres* special Hardy's Wessex Map to accompany your reading of the novels* includes a special criticism section, with 6 different texts from other authors and critics, examining Hardy's literary work in detail* D. H. Lawrence's lengthy critical book A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY* Hardy's wife's TWO biographies - explore the great writer's life in detail - available nowhere else* UPDATED with newly formatted texts, introductions, corrections and many more imagesPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesThe NovelsTHE POOR MAN AND THE LADYAN INDISCRETION IN THE LIFE OF AN HEIRESSDESPERATE REMEDIESUNDER THE GREENWOOD TREEA PAIR OF BLUE EYESFAR FROM THE MADDING CROWDTHE HAND OF ETHELBERTATHE RETURN OF THE NATIVETHE TRUMPET-MAJORA LAODICEANTWO ON A TOWERTHE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGETHE WOODLANDERSTESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHE WELL-BELOVEDJUDE THE OBSCUREThe Short Story CollectionsWESSEX TALESLIFE'S LITTLE IRONIESA GROUP OF NOBLE DAMESThe Short StoriesCHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF HARDY'S SHORT STORIESALPHABETICAL LIST OF HARDY'S SHORT STORIESThe Verse DramasTHE DYNASTSTRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALLThe Poetry CollectionsWESSEX POEMS AND OTHER VERSESPOEMS OF THE PAST AND THE PRESENTTIME'S LAUGHINGSTOCKS AND OTHER VERSESSATIRES OF CIRCUMSTANCEMOMENTS OF VISION AND MISCELLANEOUS VERSESLATE LYRICS AND EARLIER WITH MANY OTHER VERSESHUMAN SHOWS FAR PHANTASIES SONGS, AND TRIFLESWINTER WORDS IN VARIOUS MOODS AND METRESThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe CriticismA STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY by D.H. LawrenceTHOMAS HARDY by Leon H. VincentTHE LYRICAL POETRY OF THOMAS HARDY by Edmund GosseUNDER FRENCH ENCOURAGEMENT by David Christie MurrayTHOMAS HARDY by John Cowper PowysA NOTE ON THE GENIUS OF THOMAS HARDY by Arthur SymonsThe BiographiesTHE EARLY LIFE OF THOMAS HARDY, 1841-1891 by Florence HardyTHE LATER YEARS OF THOMAS HARDY, 1892-1928 by Florence HardyHardy's Wessex MapPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Giles Winterborne is left to pine for his beloved, Grace Medbury, when her father disapproves of the match between Grace and Giles

Poems of the Past and the Present

Poems of the Past and the Present

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta, a Comedy in Chapters

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Works; Volume 18

Works; Volume 18

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

A Greek Tragedy in Form of a 19th-century British Novel"e;Of love it may be said, the less earthly the less demonstrative. In its absolutely indestructible form it reaches a profundity in which all exhibition of itself is painful."e; - Thomas Hardy, The Return of the NativeEdgon Heath is a mystical place where life is not at all ordinary and simple. It is also the stage where the tragedy in The Return of the Native unfolds. And like any classical tragedy, the action revolves around a woman, goddess-like Eustacia Vye who searches for a way to escape the mundane. Will passion bring her relief? This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Two on a Tower was written in the year 1882 by Thomas Hardy. This book is one of the most popular novels of Thomas Hardy, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Three Strangers

Three Strangers

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Three Strangers was written in the year 1883 by Thomas Hardy. This book is one of the most popular novels of Thomas Hardy, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Group of Noble Dames

Group of Noble Dames

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Jude The Obscure

Jude The Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Hardy's masterpiece traces a poor stonemason's ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin. No Victorian institution is spared - marriage, religion, education - and the outrage following publication led the embittered author to renounce fiction. Modern critics hail this novel as a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to apply the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. When the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene inherits her own farm, she attracts three very different suitors; the seemingly commonplace man-of-the-soil Gabriel Oak, the dashing young soldier Francis Troy, and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. Her choice, and the tragedy it provokes, lie at the centre of Hardy's ambivalent story.

Trumpet-Major

Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

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 desire and conflicting loyalties on systematized versions of history.

Pair of Blue Eyes

Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of her parents and society. The novel is notable for the strong parallels to Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford. When Elfride's father finds that his guest and candidate for his daughter's hand, architect's assistant Stephen Smith, is the son of a mason, he immediately orders him to leave. This was the third of Hardy's novels to be published and the first to bear his name.

Laodicean: a Story of To-day

Laodicean: a Story of To-day

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

A vacillating young woman is thrust onto the horns of religious and romantic dilemmas.

Hand of Ethelberta

Hand of Ethelberta

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

At the beginning of the book, we are told that Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but, through her work as a governess, married well at the age of eighteen. Her husband died two weeks after the wedding and, now twenty-one, Ethelberta lives with her mother-in-law, Lady Petherwin. In the three years that have elapsed since the deaths of both her husband and father-in-law, Ethelberta has been treated to foreign travel and further privilege by her benefactress, but restricted from seeing her poor family.The events of the story concern Ethelberta's career as a famous poetess and storyteller as she struggles to support her family and conceal her secret -- that her father is a butler. Beautiful, clever, and rational, she easily attracts four very persistent suitors (Mr Julian, Mr Neigh, Mr Ladywell, and Lord Mountclere), but is reluctant to give her much-coveted hand.

Changed Man and Other Tales

Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

A dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press collected together.

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have been informally betrothed for some time, her father has made financial sacrifices to give his adored only child a superior education and no longer considers Giles good enough for her. When the new doctor - a well-born and handsome young man named Edred Fitzpiers - takes an interest in Grace, her father does all he can to make Grace forget Giles, and to encourage what he sees as a brilliant match.