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- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 11.00
Set in his fictional Wessex countryside in southwest England, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's breakthrough work. Though it was first published anonymously in 1874, the quick and tremendous success of Far from the Madding Crowd persuaded Hardy to give up his first profession, architecture, to concentrate on writing fiction. The story... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 10.00
Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's 'bestseller,' and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men?Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 4.95
Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's "bestseller," and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men--Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely... more...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 5.99
One of Hardy?s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard?having gained power and success as the mayor?finds he cannot erase the past... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 5.95
Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardy?s Jude the Obscure shocked Victorian critics and readers with a frank depiction of sexuality and an unbridled indictment of the institutions of marriage, education, and religion, reportedly causing one Angli-can bishop to order the book publicly burned. The experience so exhausted Hardy that he never... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.00
This fine novel sets in opposition two of Thomas Hardy?s most unforgettable creations: his heroine, the sensuous, free-spirited Eustacia Vye, and the solemn, majestic stretch of upland in Dorsetshire he called Egdon Heath. The famous opening reveals the haunting power of that dark, forbidding moor where proud Eustacia fervently awaits a clandestine... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
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...