Tess of the d Urbervilles

Tess of the d Urbervilles Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 1551110660
Year 1996-03-12
Pages 522
Language en
Publisher Broadview Press
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This volume is part of a series of novels, plays and stories intended for use at A Level. When Tess is sent to work for an unknown relative, no-one realizes how her life will change. She is caught up in a vicious circle of dependency and betrayal and her hopes of happiness are shattered.

Tess of the D Urbervilles

Tess of the D Urbervilles Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 9780141190969
Year 2008-10-01
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

Tess of the d Urbervilles

Tess of the d Urbervilles Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 9781681950464
Year 2015-06-08
Pages 345
Language en
Publisher Xist Publishing
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The powerful and moving novel that shocked readers in 1891 “A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles is heartbreakingly beautiful novel challenging the social mores of the Victorian Era. When Tess finds her family's fortunes have changed, she is forced to claim kinship with a wealthy family and seek part of their fortune. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Winter

Winter Author Christopher Nicholson
ISBN-10 9781609453053
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A November morning in the 1920s finds an elderly man in his eighties walking the grounds of his Dorchester home, pondering his past and future with deep despondence. That man is the revered novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, and Christopher Nicholson's fictionalized account of the final years of the accomplished writer's life is as engrossing as it is heartbreaking. The novel focuses on the true events that occurred around the London theater dramatization of Hardy's acclaimed novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, including Hardy's hand-picked casting of the young, alluring Gertrude "Gertie" Bugler of The Hardy Players to play Tess. As plans for the play become more concrete, Hardy's interest in Gertie becomes a voyeuristic infatuation, causing him to write some of the best poems of his career. However, when Hardy's reclusive wife, Florence, catches wind of Hardy's desire for Gertie to take the London stage, a tangled web of jealously and missed opportunity ensnares all three characters-with devastating results. Told from the perspectives of Hardy, Gertie, and Florence, Nicholson's novel perfectly captures the often-difficult juxtaposition of fledgling hopes and the unfulfilled life. With expert insight into the struggles of both Hardy and Florence, coupled with poetic yet unassuming prose, Winter is certainly on par with the novels of its central character. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Woman Much Missed

Woman Much Missed Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 9780141398327
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me...' After the death of his wife Emma, a grief-stricken Hardy wrote some of the best verse of his career. Moving and evocative, it ranks among the greatest elegiac poetry in the language. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). Hardy's works available in Penguin Classics are A Laodicean, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Desperate Remedies, Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure, Selected Poems, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales, The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories, The Hand of Ethelberta, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Pursuit of the Well-beloved and The Well-beloved, The Return of the Native, The Trumpet-Major, The Withered Arm and Other Stories, The Woodlanders, Two on a Tower and Under the Greenwood Tree.

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying Author Erica Jong
ISBN-10 9781453222089
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 311
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The blockbuster novel of female freedom and empowerment that launched a sexual revolution After five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay together or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts’ conference in Vienna, she ditches him and strikes out on her own, crisscrossing Europe in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited passion. But, as she comes to learn, liberation and happiness are not necessarily the same thing. A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit. This ebook features a new introduction by Fay Weldon, as well as an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career Author Miles Franklin
ISBN-10 9781775411314
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press
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Miles Franklin wrote My Brilliant Career as a romance to entertain her friends. It depicts the poor, intelligent Sybylla who cannot accustom herself to her family's reduced circumstances. She is given a reprieve and sent to her Grandmother's grand house, where she mingles with the best rural society, including the handsome Harry Beecham. She is faced with the choice of material improvement through marriage, or personal improvement through working for her dreams.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy

The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy Author Rosemarie Morgan
ISBN-10 9781317041283
Year 2016-03-23
Pages 628
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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In The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy, some of the most prominent Hardy specialists working today offer an overview of Hardy scholarship and suggest new directions in Hardy studies. The contributors cover virtually every area relevant to Hardy's fiction and poetry, including philosophy, palaeontology, biography, science, film, popular culture, beliefs, gender, music, masculinity, tragedy, topography, psychology, metaphysics, illustration, bibliographical studies and contemporary response. While several collections have surveyed the Hardy landscape, no previous volume has been composed especially for scholars and advanced graduate students. This companion is specially designed to aid original research on Hardy and serve as the critical basis for Hardy studies in the new millennium. Among the features are a comprehensive bibliography that includes not only works in English but, in acknowledgment of Hardy's explosion in popularity around the world, also works in languages other than English.

Student Companion to Thomas Hardy

Student Companion to Thomas Hardy Author Rosemarie Morgan
ISBN-10 0313333963
Year 2007
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Introduces the life and work of the English author, with critiques on his major works and an analysis of his contributions to the field of world literature.

Thomas Hardy and Contemporary Literary Studies

Thomas Hardy and Contemporary Literary Studies Author T. Dolin
ISBN-10 9780230389663
Year 2004-04-07
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Springer
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For more than thirty years, books and essays on Thomas Hardy have been at the forefront of developments in academic literary studies. This collection brings together exciting new readings of Hardy's work by established and emerging critics which also reflect on continuities and changes in contemporary literary studies. Covering a wide range of topics and approaches, Thomas Hardy and Contemporary Literary Studies shows how Hardy's writing continues to provoke its readers to re-examine important issues in literary criticism and critical and cultural theory. Contributors include Terry Eagleton and J. Hillis Miller.