Our Exploits at West Poley: A Story for Boys

Our Exploits at West Poley: A Story for Boys

by Thomas Hardy


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Both an exciting adventure story and a wise morality tale, this "story for boys" by the great Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy tells of how two young men exploring a cave discover the dangers of taking the well-being of others into their own hands.

When the boys reroute a local river as part of their explorations, they create a conflict between two towns that each need the water, and find that the problem has no easy resolution. As the conflict escalates, the boys are led into further adventures that are as thrilling and humorous as they are morally revealing and provocative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692212479
Publisher: Hythloday Press
Publication date: 05/02/2014
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.

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


Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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