Wessex Tales (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Wessex Tales (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Thomas Hardy
     
 

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This 1888 collection set in the fictional county of Wessex contains six short stories focusing on nineteenth century issues like marriage, status, and sickness— “An Imaginative Woman,” "The Three Strangers," "The Withered Arm," "Fellow-Townsmen," "Interlopers at the Knap," and "The Distracted Preacher.”

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This 1888 collection set in the fictional county of Wessex contains six short stories focusing on nineteenth century issues like marriage, status, and sickness— “An Imaginative Woman,” "The Three Strangers," "The Withered Arm," "Fellow-Townsmen," "Interlopers at the Knap," and "The Distracted Preacher.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437661
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
857,776
File size:
262 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was among the greatest English novelists of his time. A naturalist infused with romanticism and enlightenment thinking, along with a flair for the supernatural, Hardy focused on class divisions and social norms. While his poetry is greatly admired, he is famed for novels like Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 2, 1840
Date of Death:
January 11, 1928
Place of Birth:
Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England
Place of Death:
Max Gate, Dorchester, England
Education:
Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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Wessex Tales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jenni_Wickham More than 1 year ago
Nothing brings to life the trials and passions of the common people in late 17th century rural England like Thomas Hardy's books. This book is a collection of little gems. I like "The Three Strangers" the best because of the element of suspense - everything isn't what it seems at first sight - and because of the beautifully drawn description of the scenery and the scene inside the house. Each tale vividly draws an aspect of English society, life and the landscape in the countryside at the time. I did not like his preoccupation with lost love and sad endings in other tales, but I can understand that love had to struggle against the class structure of the time, and many times lost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great collection of tales from Hardy. He really knows how to write wonderful characters, and his writing shines in this collection.