Novels of Thomas Hardy 10 in 1 PDF Â Thomas Hardy

British novelist short story writer and poet of the naturalist movement He captured the epoch just before the railways and the industrial revolution changed the English countryside His works are pessimistic and bitterly ironic and his writing is rough but capable of immense powerIn 1873 A Pair of Blue Eyes a story drawing on Hardy's courtship of his first wife was published under his own nameIn Far from the Madding Crowd 1874 his next and first important novel Hardy introduced Wessex the partly real partly dream county named after the Anglo Saxon kingdom that existed in the area The landscape was modelled on the real counties of Berkshire Devon Dorset Hampshire Somerset and Wiltshire with fictional places based on real locationsOver the next twenty five years Hardy produced ten novelsThe Hardys moved from London to Yeovil and then to Sturminster Newton where he wrote The Return of the Native 1878 In 1885 they moved for a last time to Max Gate a house outside Dorchester designed by Hardy and built by his brother There he wrote The Mayor of Casterbridge 1886 The Woodlanders 1887 and Tess of the d'Urbervilles 1891 the latter which attracted criticism for its sympathetic portrayal of a fallen woman and was initially refused publication Jude the Obscure published in 1895 was met with even stronger negative outcries by the Victorian public for its frank treatment of sexTable of ContentsTess of the d'UrbervillesFar From the Madding CrowdThe Return of the NativeA Pair of Blue EyesThe Mayor of CasterbridgeLife's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted CharactersDesperate RemediesThe Dynasts An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon In Three Parts Nineteen Acts And One Hundred And Thirty ScenesA Group of Noble DamesJude the Obscure


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