Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. A Pair of Blue Eyes - third published novel, but not his third novel. This is because the very first novel he completed, he never published, and in fact he destroyed the manuscript. This is the story about the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds.
Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectual and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life's little ironies' is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. In "Wessex Tales" his first collection of short stories, Hardy sought to record the legends, superstitions, local customs and lore of a Wessex that was rapidly passing out of memory. By turns humorous, ironic, macabre, and elegiac, these seven stories show the range of Hardy's story-telling gifts.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. "A Group of Noble Dames" is great short story collection, which includes such works like "The Lady Penelope", "The Duchess Of Hamptonshire", "The Honourable Laura" and others.