Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

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by Thomas Hardy
     
 

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Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was a writer and poet born in Dorchester, England. Hardy’s 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.



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Overview

Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was a writer and poet born in Dorchester, England. Hardy’s 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.



This edition of Hardy’s Wessex Tales includes a Table of Contents.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614308898
Publisher:
Acheron Press
Publication date:
07/08/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
932 KB

Meet the Author

THOMAS HARDY (1840–1928) was an English author and poet best known for his literary masterpieces Jude the Obscure, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Mayor of Casterbridge. While he achieved success during his lifetime for his novels, Hardy considered himself first and foremost a poet, and his poetry is today recognized as a significant influence on the Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s.

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.