Desperate Remedies (Google eBook)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) dreamed since childhood of becoming a poet. However, he produced several popular works that cemented his reputation as a great novelist of the Victorian period, and earned him the admiration of later writers like D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. He achieved greatness in the fiction genre early on, writing novels for a living until his mid-fifties, then abandoning fiction entirely in order to devote himself to his true passion—poetry. Hardy's stories are noted for their nuances of Romantic and Enlightenment thinking, particularly elements of the supernatural. "Desperate Remedies", a brilliant but neglected novel, was the first that Hardy ever published. He treats the darker aspects of human passion as well as the innocence of young love, especially through a woman's point of view. It is a tale of love entanglement, mystery, surprise and moral irrationality. In it's depiction of country life and insight into psychology and sexuality, this novel is marked by the imprint of Hardy's genius.
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Desperate remedies: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Hardy launched his writing career with this 1871 novel, which actually was published anonymously. Its sexuality, including lesbianism, was apparently too much of a Victorian eyebrow-raiser for him to attach his name. This edition includes a map, a glossary, and scholarly notes. Read full review
Review: Desperate RemediesUser Review - Desiree Koh - Goodreads
I'm embarking on a Thomas Hardy project with Lookie whereby we are reading his canon from book number one, "Desperate Remedies" through the last, "Jude the Obscure" to trace the degeneration of the ... Read full review