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Jude The ObscureJude The Obscure
Thomas Hardy
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Jude the Obscure, Vol. 0000Jude the Obscure, Vol. 0000
Thomas Hardy
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'Jude the Obscure' aroused such a storm of controversy upon its publication in 1895. Thomas Hardy abandoned the art to novel-writing altogether and devoted the rest of his life to poetry. In this story of the passionate, gifted Jude Fawley, baffled in his desire for learning and distinction by his entanglements with the two women in his life-the cunning Arabella and the "pretty, Liquid-eyed, light footed" Sue Bridehead-Hardy achieved the kind of enigmatic force that we associate with the finest Greek tragedies. All the qualities of Hardy's genius-his intense feeling for nature, his ability to create an entire atmoshpere in a few strokes, and to create an almost unbearably accurate vision of human nakedness in the face of immense processes of the cosmos.
     

 
Under the Greenwood TreeUnder the Greenwood Tree
Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the D'UrbervillesTess of the D'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the D'urbervilles is a young heroine who challenges the conventions of her time in nineteenth century English society.

The Enriched Classic Edition includes:
a Concise introduction that gives readers important background information
A chronology of the author's life and work
A Timeline of significant events that provide the book's historical content
Discussion Questions.
     


 
Tess of the d'UrbervillesTess of the d'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy
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Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy
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Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy
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"It was in the chapters of Far from the Madding Crowd...that I first ventured to adopt the word 'Wessex,'" wrote Thomas Hardy and so described the birth of that fictional region in the southwest of England where the hauntingly familiar names - Egdon Heath, Christminster, Casterbridge - have come to evoke the melancholy grandeur of Hardy's world. The rural sheep-raising country of this early novel escapes the gloom that permeates the landscape and he characters of such later tragedies as Jude the Obscure and Tess of the D'Urbervilles. But the relentless accidents of an indifferent nature, combined with the ill-fated passions of beautiful Bathseba Everdene and her lovers, create the thwarted purposes and shattering griefs that make this a characteristically powerful Hardy novel.
     

 
Far From the Madding CrowdFar From the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd, Vol. 0021Far from the Madding Crowd, Vol. 0021
Thomas Hardy, Michael Slater
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The Return of the NativeThe Return of the Native
Thomas Hardy
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This fine novel sets in opposition two of Thomas Hardy's most unforgettable creations; his heroine, the sensuous, free spirited Eustacia Vye, and the solemn, majestic stretch of upland in Dorsetshire he called Egdon Heath. The famous opening reveals the haunting power of that dark, forbidding moor where proud Eustacia fervently awaits a clandestine meeting with her lover, Damon Wildeve. But Eustacia's dreams of escape are not to be realized, neither Wildeve nor the returning native Clym Yeobright can bring her salvation.
     

 
The Return of the NativeThe Return of the Native
Thomas Hardy
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Founded in 1906 by J.M. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible price. The Return of the Native is dominated by the brooding presence of Egdon Heath, located in Thomas Hardy's imaginary Wessex, and in no other book did Hardy's extraordinary feeling for landscape blend so perfectly with his austere, stoic vision of human fate. Out of the simplest, most durable elements--the unfilfilled passion of his heroine, Eustacia Vye, the simplest fidelity or lack thereof in the people around her, the daily rhythms of late nineteenth-century rural life--Hardy builds a drama fully worthy of the magnificent stage on which he places it.
     

 
Return Of The NativeReturn Of The Native
Thomas Hardy
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Mayor of CasterbridgeMayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
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None of the great Victorian novels is more vivid and readable than The Mayor of Casterbridge. Set in the heart of Hardy's Wessex, the 'partly real, partly dream country' he founded on his native Dorset, it charts the rise and self-induced downfall of a single 'man of character.' The fast-moving and ingeniously contrived narrative is Shakespearian in its tragic force, and features some of the author's most striking episodes and brilliant passages of description.
     

 
The Mayor of CasterbridgeThe Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
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From its spectacular opening--the astonishing scene in which drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor at a country fair--to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, this book claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy's finest and most powerful novels. Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story builds into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power--only to achieve a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction. Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, "Hardy's Lord Jim...his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heros in all fiction."
     

 
Under the Greenwood TreeUnder the Greenwood Tree
Thomas Hardy
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The Mayor of CasterbridgeThe Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy, Craig Raine
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Thomas Hardy's almost supernatural insight into the course of wayward lives, his instinctive feeling for the beauty of the late nineteenth-century rural landscape, and his power to invest that landscape with moral signifigance all came together in an utterly fluent way in The Mayor of Casterbridge. A classicly shaped story about the rise and fall of Michael Henchard, a man marked out for a complicated fate, The Mayor of Casterbridge, is an emblamatic product of Hardy's fictional maturity - vigorous, forceful, and unclouded by illusions.
     

 
The Well-BelovedThe Well-Beloved
Thomas Hardy
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Life's Little IroniesLife's Little Ironies
Thomas Hardy
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Trumpet-MajorTrumpet-Major
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WoodlandersWoodlanders
Thomas Hardy
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Wessex TalesWessex Tales
Thomas Hardy
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The Collected Poems of Thomas HardyThe Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy
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Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy
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Return Of The Native Audiobook on CDReturn Of The Native Audiobook on CD
Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy
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Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives.

Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds, but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey toward love.
     

 
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Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives.

Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds, but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey toward love.
     

 
Famous Authors: Thomas HardyFamous Authors: Thomas Hardy
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