THOMAS HARDY COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS (Authoritative and Unabridged NOOK Edition) Every Single Major Work by THOMAS HARDY, including TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, RETURN OF THE NATIVE, JUDE THE OBSCURE, POEMS and More (300+ Works)! [NOOK Book]

Overview

THOMAS HARDY
COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS
(Authoritative and Unabridged NOOK Edition)

Every Single Major Work by THOMAS HARDY, including TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, FAR FROM...
See more details below
THOMAS HARDY COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS (Authoritative and Unabridged NOOK Edition) Every Single Major Work by THOMAS HARDY, including TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, RETURN OF THE NATIVE, JUDE THE OBSCURE, POEMS and More (300+ Works)!

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

THOMAS HARDY
COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS
(Authoritative and Unabridged NOOK Edition)

Every Single Major Work by THOMAS HARDY, including TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, RETURN OF THE NATIVE, JUDE THE OBSCURE, POEMS and More
(300+ Works)!


EXCERPT

"Their heads of luxuriant hair reflected in the sunshine every tone of gold, and black, and brown. Some had beautiful eyes, others a beautiful nose, others a beautiful mouth and figure: few, if any, had all. A difficulty of arranging their lips in this crude exposure to public scrutiny, an inability to balance their heads, and to dissociate self-consciousness from their features, was apparent in them, and showed that they were genuine country girls, unaccustomed to many eyes.

And as each and all of them were warmed without by the sun, so each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in; some dream, some affection, some hobby, at least some remote and distant hope which, though perhaps starving to nothing, still lived on, as hopes will. They were all cheerful, and many of them merry.

They came round by The Pure Drop Inn, and were turning out of the high road to pass through a wicket-gate into the meadows, when one of the women said—

"The Load-a-Lord! Why, Tess Durbeyfield, if there isn't thy father riding hwome in a carriage!"

A young member of the band turned her head at the exclamation. She was a fine and handsome girl—not handsomer than some others, possibly—but her mobile peony mouth and large innocent eyes added eloquence to colour and shape. She wore a red ribbon in her hair, and was the only one of the white company who could boast of such a pronounced adornment. As she looked round Durbeyfield was seen moving along the road in a chaise belonging to The Pure Drop, driven by a frizzle-headed brawny damsel with her gown-sleeves rolled above her elbows. This was the cheerful servant of that establishment, who, in her part of factotum, turned groom and ostler at times. Durbeyfield, leaning back, and with his eyes closed luxuriously, was waving his hand above his head, and singing in a slow recitative ..."


TABLE of CONTENTS

DESPERATE REMEDIES
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
A PAIR OF BLUE EYES
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
THE TRUMPET-MAJOR
TWO ON A TOWER
THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
THE WOODLANDERS
TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
JUDE THE OBSCURE
A LAODICEAN: A STORY OF TO-DAY
THE WELL-BELOVED
WESSEX TALES
A GROUP OF NOBLE DAMES
A FEW CRUSTED CHARACTERS
THE FIDDLER OF THE REELS
LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES
A CHANGED MAN
WESSEX POEMS AND OTHER VERSES
POEMS OF THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
THE DYNASTS
PART FIRST
TIME'S LAUGHINGSTOCKS AND OTHER VERSES
SATIRES OF CIRCUMSTANCE WITH MISCELLANEOUS PIECES
MOMENTS OF VISION AND MISCELLANEOUS VERSES
LATE LYRICS AND EARLIER: WITH MANY OTHER VERSES
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014744898
  • Publisher: The Complete Works Collection
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Series: The Complete Works Collection , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 53,851
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. While his works typically belong to the Naturalism movement, several poems display elements of the previous Romantic and Enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural. While he regarded himself primarily as a poet who composed novels mainly for financial gain, he became and continues to be widely regarded for his novels, such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd. The bulk of his fictional works, initially published as serials in magazines, were set in the semi-fictional county of Wessex (based on the Dorchester region where he grew up) and explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Hauntingly beautiful novels. Well recommended to all lovers of

    Hauntingly beautiful novels.

    Well recommended to all lovers of English literature.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Wow ... just wow. Amazing value.

    Wow ... just wow.

    Amazing value.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)