In 1913, Thomas Hardy published this collection of "a dozen minor novels" drawn from his works in magazines and newspapers. The collection showcases Hardy's mastery of naturalism, irony, and the supernatural, and includes, in addition to the title story, "The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid," one of his most popular tales.
About 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.
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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Lots of errors in this book.