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e-Book Wessex Tales download

e-Book Wessex Tales download

by Thomas Hardy

ISBN: 1434647498
ISBN13: 978-1434647498
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (August 20, 2007)
Pages: 234
Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subategory: Literature

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The English author Thomas Hardy set all of his major novels in the south and southwest of England.

The English author Thomas Hardy set all of his major novels in the south and southwest of England. He named the area "Wessex" after the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom that existed in this part of that country prior to the unification of England by Æthelstan. Although the places that appear in his novels actually exist, in many cases he gave the place a fictional name. For example, Hardy's home town of Dorchester is called Casterbridge in his books, notably in The Mayor of Casterbridge.

Wessex Tales is an 1888 collection of tales written by English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, many of which are set before Hardy's birth in 1840.

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton, England. The eldest child of Thomas and Jemima, Hardy studied Latin, French, and architecture in school.

Wessex Tales: That is to Say : The Three Strangers, A Tradition of Eighteen. Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton, England. He also became an avid reader. Upon graduation, Hardy traveled to London to work as an architect's assistant under the guidance of Arthur Bloomfield. He also began writing poetry.

Thomas Hardy, (1840-1928) was a novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement, who delineated characters struggling against their passions and circumstances.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Thomas Hardy, (1840-1928) was a novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement, who delineated characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-imaginary county of Wessex, is marked by poetic descriptions, and fatalism.

Wessex Tales is a collection of six short stories written by Hardy in the 1880’s. If you’ve never read Hardy they’ll serve as a good introduction to his writing. Though not as comprehensive as his major works they do contain all the ingredients that make him instantly recognisable. Introduction by T. Hynes.

Wessex Tales - Thomas Hardy. Wessex tales by thomas hardy.

The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Wessex Tales - Thomas Hardy. published by Samizdat Express, Orange, CT, USA.

In addition to his great "Wessex Novels," Thomas Hardy wrote Wessex Tales (1896), a collection of six stories written in the 1880s and 1890s that, for the most part, are as bleakly ironic and unforgiving as the darkest of his great novels - Jude the Obscure. But this great novelist began and ended his writing career as a poet. Thomas Hardy, (born June 2, 1840, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England-died January 11, 1928, Dorchester, Dorset), English novelist and poet who set much of his work in Wessex, his name for the counties of southwestern England. Hardy was the eldest of the four children of Thomas Hardy, a stonemason and jobbing builder, and his wife, Jemima (née Hand). He grew up in an isolated cottage on the edge of open heathland

автор: Томас Харди (Thomas Hardy). The Project Gutenberg eBook, Wessex Tales, by Thomas Hardy. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

автор: Томас Харди (Thomas Hardy). Читать на английском и переводить текст. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Author: Thomas Hardy. Release Date: November 2, 2004. Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII). start of the project gutenberg ebook wessex tales .

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Comments:
Gavinranadar
I am returning to read more Hardy. It's been a long time since I wrote my thesis on Five Novels fifty years ago. At that time, I chose a musical topic - rhythms and patterns in the novels of Thomas Hardy. I should have chosen the "women," who are all amazing and represent so many of the questions about our rights, even in this century. It's not difficult to return to an appreciation of his sometimes complex sentences, as I think he excels in describing very nuanced changes in character's thought progression. So much more sensitive than in modern writing. So difficult to catch the shades of emotional color. The Wessex Tales really border on old superstitions and tricks the mind can play, almost to the level of science fiction writing. I have been lucky to find the 52 novels in one book for just $1.50 and so I am going to finish up by reading everything. He was my writing "father," and now that I'm retired, I can get to know the whole body of his wonderful works. I probably lived in Wessex, right out on the heath he writes so beautifully about. The first sentence of "The Return of the Native" is just completely brilliant. See if you don't agree.

Pameala
An excellent anthology of tales from yore. I used to think that O'Henry (nee William Sidney Porter) specialized in the 'twist in the tale', also called 'O'Henry twist'. But now I'd say Hardy beats him hollow. The bonus is the usual rich description of locale - the land, the flora & the fauna, the distinctive characteristics of the people (both physical and as to the disposition). Once you get the taste, Hardy has this uncanny ability to keep you mesmerized; even in tales which are not 'mystery stories' in the conventional sense, a Hardy tale is as good as (or better than) any page turner. It keeps your attention riveted, and you can almost feel the terrain and the people as if walking around you...

Flathan
I'm convinced that Thomas Hardy is one of the greatest writers in the English language because he mastered so many different literary genres. He was a master poet, and his novels have received great attention, as they should have. His short stories, however, seem to have received less attention, which is a shame. These stories are beautiful examples of how well-written literature can capture the fragility of life, affairs of the heart, and human sentiments which Hardy masterfully couches in the cultural and regional traditions and lifestyles.

My favorite story here is called "Fellow-townsmen" where Hardy shows us town life mixed with love and the many regrets associated with it. These are stories of hangings, mystic manifestations, ghost-like appearances, foreigners and smugglers all in the English rural landscape of Wessex. Hardy portrays the ever-changing life in this countryside through characters whose lives are like flower blooms blown around in the Wessex wind.

Highly Recommended reading! Also read the other collection of short stories by Hardy called "Life's Little Ironies".

Yayrel
The stories in this book are cleverly written. Hardy, known for sudden twists in his hardyesque style, knows how to keep the reader going. I'm not a fan of short stories. They end too soon, before they've begun. Hardy juxtaposes the short story and the novella. Enough to give you a heavy dose of excellent characterisation but not enough to take too much of your time. Just perfect for those on the go or too busy for extensive reading. The 6 stories here explore themes of love, loss, betrayal, longing, unrequited love, and ideas far ahead of their times, like women not wanting to be married at all (interlopers at the knap). An imaginative woman is just heartbreaking as a tragedy, so is the withered arm. All in all a great read with his best stories.

playboy
This volume contains many of Hardy's best short stories. The Kindle formatting is well done. Some people say Hardy is an anachronism, but many of his stories, "The Withered Arm", for example, are riveting today.

Celace
this covers it all for hardy -- irony, coincidence, tragedy, all done in short stories that draw you in immediately. after tess, jude, far from the madding crowd, and the complete poems, this is the 5th book to own by hardy. after those, you might want to try desperate remedies.

Ttyr
Thomas Hardy never ceases to capture the feelings of the common man dealing with life at its most bizarre or most depressing. These short stories are no exception.

Kind of fun but very predictable. I used the dictionary a lot.

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