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)! by Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Maddening Crowd by 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
"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
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
A PAIR OF BLUE EYES
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
TWO ON A TOWER
THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
JUDE THE OBSCURE
A LAODICEAN: A STORY OF TO-DAY
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
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