Desperate Remedies: A Novel, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1896 - Lady's maids - 473 pages
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User Review  - Tristan - Goodreads

It's certainly not what you would call 'good', but it's got a pretty bizarre blend of genres going on, awkwardly using a variety of canonical allusions in incongruent ways while Hardy appropriates ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth Finnegan - Goodreads

Hardy writes his own review in the prefatory note and accurately surmises that “some of the scenes, and at least one of the characters, have been deemed not unworthy of a little longer preservation ... Read full review

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Page 337 - a land of darkness as darkness itself ; and of the shadow of death without any order, and where the light is as darkness."
Page 268 - The stillness oppressed and reduced her to mere passivity. The only wish the humidity of the place left in her was to stand motionless. The helpless flatness of the landscape gave her, as it gives all such temperaments, a sense of bare equality with, and no superiority to, a single entity under the sky.
Page 448 - Mansion was on his legs again in an instant. A fiery glance on the one side, a glance of pitiless justice on the other, passed between them. It was again the meeting in the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite : ' Hast thou found me, O mine enemy ? And he answered, I have found thee : because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the Lord.
Page 235 - thou shall say, Would God it were morning ! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shall fear, and for the sight of
Page v - The principles observed in its composition are, no doubt, too exclusively those in which mystery, entanglement, surprise, and moral obliquity are depended on for exciting interest ; but some of the scenes, and at least one of the characters, have been deemed not unworthy of a little longer preservation
Page 264 - He, like a captain who beleaguers round Some strong-built castle on a rising ground, Views all the approaches with observing eyes, This and that other part again he tries, And more on industry than force relies.
Page 252 - WEEK after week, month after month, the time had flown by. Christmas had passed ; dreary winter with dark evenings had given place to more dreary winter with light evenings. Thaws had ended in rain, rain in wind, wind in dust. Showery days had come—the period of pink dawns and white sunsets
Page 342 - —I said, if there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that is humble may hope for it here.
Page v - following story, the first published by the author, was written nineteen years ago, at a time when he was feeling his way to a method. The principles observed in its composition are, no doubt, too exclusively those in which mystery, entanglement, surprise, and moral obliquity are depended on for exciting interest ; but some of the scenes, and at least one
Page 212 - for in spite of a fashion which pervades the whole community at the present day—the habit of exclaiming that woman is not undeveloped man, but diverse, the fact remains that, after all, women are Mankind, and that in many of the sentiments of life the difference of sex is but a difference of degree.

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