The Trumpet Major John Loveday A Soldier in the War with

Hardy distrusted the application of nineteenth century empiricism to history because he felt it marginalized important human elements In The Trumpet Major the tale of a woman courted by three competing suitors during the Napoleonic wars he explores the subversive effects of ordinary human desire and conflicting loyalties on systematized versions of history This edition restores Hardy's original punctuation and removes the bowdlerisms forced upon the text on its initial publication


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