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  • The Mayor of Casterbridgeby Thomas Hardy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 9.86

    With an essay by Robert Langbaum. 'Here - I am waiting to know about this offer of mine. The woman is no good to me. Who'll have her?' In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous... more...

  • Jude the Obscureby Thomas Hardy; Dennis Taylor; Patricia Ingham

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 9.86

    Jude Fawley, the stonemason excluded not by his wits but by poverty from the world of Christminster privilege, finds fulfilment in his relationship with Sue Bridehead. Both have left earlier marriages. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge. Hardy's fearless exploration... more...

  • The Mayor of Casterbridgeby Thomas Hardy

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2004; US$ 3.99

    Michael Henchard is traveling with his wife, Susan, looking for employment as a hay-trusser. When they stop to eat, Henchard gets drunk, and in an auction that begins as a joke but turns serious, he sells his wife and their baby daughter, -Elizabeth-Jane, to Newson, a sailor, for five guineas. In the morning, Henchard regrets what he has done and searches... more...

  • Tess of the D'Urbervillesby Thomas Hardy

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 6.95

    ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A young woman challenges the conventions of her time in this classic novel about nineteenth-century English society. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work... more...

  • Far from the Madding Crowdby Thomas Hardy

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 5.95

    Far from the Madding Crowd , Hardy?s passionate tale of the beautiful, headstrong farmer Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors, firmly established the thirty-four-year-old writer as a popular novelist. According to Virginia Woolf, ?The subject was right; the method was right; the poet and the countryman, the sensual man, the sombre reflective man,... more...

  • Tess of the d'Urbervillesby Thomas Hardy

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.47

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a harrowing critique of social class and the powerlessness of women. Tess, a beautiful young woman, is pushed on her rich "relatives" by her grasping father. When the young Lord does with her as he likes, Tess's whole life falls into ruins from which she attempts to free herself. The novel met with mixed... more...

  • Far from the Madding Crowdby Thomas Hardy

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.47

    Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is the love story between the good shepherd Gabriel Oak and the proud heiress Bathsheba Everdene. Bathsheba scorns Gabriel's first bald proposal, and many years pass, seeing their positions in society change, as well as their relationship to each other. Bathsheba must see the tragic consequences of her easy use... more...

  • The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaidby Thomas Hardy

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 4.34

    Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was a naturalist and writer, whose fiction sits on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution and is filled with an imminent sense of nostalgia for the coming transformation of the British countryside. He was also a ferocious critic of the unfair treatment of women both sexually and socially in Victorian society. The Romantic... more...

  • The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Storiesby Thomas Hardy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories is Hardy at his best. The volume clearly demonstrates the importance of Hardy's contribution to the short story genre. The title story celebrates folk music as a pagan life force that is accessible to everyone. more...

  • The Hand of Ethelbertaby Thomas Hardy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    One Scribners Monthly reviewer said of Hardy's The Hand of Ethelberta that, "As in most English books, the race for a husband, with the article of true love much mentioned, but really of infinitely small account, is painfully evident in almost all the female characters." It is the story of a woman who marries into high society. more...