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The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy Elliot Perlman

In Thomas Hardy's classic novel, an ambitious man discovers that the blind energies and defiant acts that brought him to power can also destroy him.

Nuestras hazañas en la cueva

by Thomas Hardy

Con un estilo impecable, el autor de esta novela de aventuras narra la historia de dos muchachos en vacaciones que, por casualidad, descubren cómo alterar el curso de un río y ponen en conflicto a dos poblaciones vecinas. La obra, además de acción y suspenso, ofrece posibilidades de reflexión sobre los conflictos humanos.

Poems of the Past and the Present

by Thomas Hardy

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

A Pure Woman

by Thomas Hardy

The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

Passionate Eustacia Vye detests her life amid the dreary environs of Egdon Heath and spies her escape when Clym Yeobright returns from Paris. Hardy's timeless tale of a romantic misalliance embodies his view of character as fate and underscores the tragic nature of ordinary human lives. The Return of the Native ranks among the author's greatest works.

The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

Book Description Passionate Eustacia Vye detests her life amid the dreary environs of Egdon Heath and spies her escape when Clym Yeobright returns from Paris.

The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

"The Return of the Native" (1878) followed "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1874) as the second of Thomas Hardy's great Wessex novels. Set in Egdon Heath, a barren, windblown place, "The Return of the Native" tells the tangled web of love relationships between four young people -- the wild Eustacia, gentle Thomasin, brutal Wildeve, and long-suffering Clym. Thomas Hardy began and ended his writing career as a poet. In between, he wrote a number of books that many readers find emotionally-wrenching, but wh...

The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

"The Return of the Native" (1878) followed "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1874) as the second of Thomas Hardy's great Wessex novels. Set in Egdon Heath, a barren, windblown place, "The Return of the Native" tells the tangled web of love relationships between four young people -- the wild Eustacia, gentle Thomasin, brutal Wildeve, and long-suffering Clym. Thomas Hardy began and ended his writing career as a poet. In between, he wrote a number of books that many readers find emotionally-wrenching, but which are considered among the classics of 19th Century British literature, including "Far From the Madding Crowd," and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles. " Readers will experience Hardy's realism in "The Return of the Native," but here, it is tempered with romance and redemption.

Selected Poems

by Thomas Hardy

Widely known as the author of such classic novels as The Return of the Native and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was also a great poet. His lyricism, subtlety, depth, and variety have earned him a significant place in the ranks of modern English poets.This modestly priced volume contains seventy of Hardy's finest poems, including "The Darkling Thrush," "Hap," "The Ruined Maid," "The Convergence of the Twain," "I Look Into My Glass," "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?" and many others. These remarkable poems offer ample evidence of Hardy's intense perception and his peculiar power to express deep emotion. They also reflect his distinctive style, which fuses a reliance on traditional stanza formats and rhyme with a unique diction and imaginative power.

Tess of the D'Ubervilles

by Thomas Hardy

A bitter evisceration of Victorian morality and rural English life. Tess Durbeyfield is a peasant girl whose life is changed when it is suggested that her family might have some times to the aristocratic D'Urbervilles. Her earnest efforts to earn enough money to replace her family's dead horse go awry when she crosses paths with the libertine Alec D'Urberville. He rapes her, leading to the birth of a child, and despite the child's short life, the events turn Tess into a martyr. She is forced to confront the strict Victorian society's looking down upon her and her love for the earnest yet naïve Angel Clare while she tries to carve out a little slice of happiness for herself. Tess of the D'Urbervilles has been filmed multiple times, including by the BBC as a miniseries staring Gemma Aterton, Hans Matheson, and Eddie Redmayne.Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

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 A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

The ne'er-do-well sire of a starving brood suddenly discovers a family connection to the aristocracy, and his selfish scheme to capitalize on their wealth sets a fateful plot in motion. Jack Durbeyfield dispatches his gentle daughter Tess to the home of their noble kin, anticipating a lucrative match between the lovely girl and a titled cousin. Innocent Tess finds the path of the d'Urberville estate paved with ruin in this gripping tale of the inevitability of fate and the tragic nature of existence.Subtitled A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented, Thomas Hardy's sympathetic portrait of a blameless young woman's destruction first appeared in 1891. Its powerful indictment of Victorian hypocrisy, along with its unconventional focus on the rural lower class and its direct treatment of sexuality and religion, raised a ferocious public outcry. Tess of the D'Ubervilles is Hardy's penultimate novel; the pressures of critical infamy shortly afterward drove the author to abandon the genre in favor of poetry. Like his fictional heroine, the artist fell victim to a rigidly oppressive moral code. Today, Tess is regarded as Hardy's masterpiece, embodying all of the most profoundly moving elements of its creator's dark vision. No perspective on 19th-century fiction is complete without a consideration of this compelling tale, now available in an inexpensive and high-quality edition.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Hardy's famous classic, an intimate portrait of a woman who is one of literature's most admirable and tragic heroines

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

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 A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended, and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy is edited by Rex Gibson, Director, Shakespeare and Schools Project.

Tess of the D'urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy Marcelle Clements

Tess Durbeyfield knows what it is to work hard and expect little. But her life is about to veer from the path trod by her mother and grandmother. When her ne'er-do-well father learns that his family is the last of a long noble line, the d'Urbervilles, he sends Tess on a journey to meet her supposed kin--a journey that will see her victimized by lust, poverty, and hypocrisy. Shaped by an acute sense of social injustice and by a vision of human fate cosmic in scope, her story is a singular blending of harsh realism and poignant beauty. Thomas Hardy created in Tess not a standard Victorian heroine but a woman whose intense vitality shines against the bleak backdrop of a dying way of life. The novel shocked contemporary readers with its honesty and remains a timeless commentary on the human condition.

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