Works of Thomas Hardy

Front Cover, 2008 - Electronic books - 5606 pages
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This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. This Collection Includes: List of Works in Alphabetical Order List of Works in Chronological Order Thomas Hardy Biography Novels of Character and Environment :: Romances and Fantasies :: Novels of Ingenuity :: Short Stories :: Collected Stories :: Poetry NOVELS of Character and Environment Far from the Madding Crowd Jude the Obscure Life's Little Ironies The Mayor of Casterbridge The Return of the Native Romantic Adventures of a Milkman Tess of the d'Urbervilles Under the Greenwood Tree Wessex Tales The Woodlanders ROMANCES and FANTASIES A Group of Noble Dames A Pair of Blue Eyes The Trumpet-Major Two on a Tower The Well-Beloved NOVELS of Ingenuity Desperate Remedies The Hand of Ethelberta A Laodicean SHORT STORIES Alicia's Diary A Changed Man A Committee-Man of 'The Terror' The Distracted Preacher The Duke's Reappearance Enter a Dragoon Fellow-Townsmen A Few Crusted Characters For Conscience' Sake The Grave by the Handpost An Imaginative Woman Interlopers at the Knap Master John Horseleigh, Knigh The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion A Mere Interlude On the Western Circuit The Son's Veto The Three Strangers To Please His Wife A Tragedy of Two Ambitions A Tryst at an Ancient Earth Work The Waiting Supper What the Shepherd Saw The Withered Arm COLLECTED STORIES A Changed Man and Other Tales Life's Little Ironies Wessex Tales POETRY The Dynasts Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses Moments of Vision Poems of the Past and Present Satires of Circumstance Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses Wessex Poems and Other Verses

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About the author (2008)

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. 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. How I Built Myself a House, Hardy's first professional article, was published in 1865. Two years later, while still working in the architecture field, Hardy wrote the unpublished novel The Poor Man and the Lady. During the next five years, Hardy penned Desperate Remedies, Under the Greenwood Tree, and A Pair of Blue Eyes. In 1873, Hardy decided it was time to relinquish his architecture career and concentrate on writing full-time. In September 1874, his first book as a full-time author, Far from the Madding Crowd, appeared serially. After publishing more than two dozen novels, one of the last being Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy returned to writing poetry--his first love. Hardy's volumes of poetry include Poems of the Past and Present, The Dynasts: Part One, Two, and Three, Time's Laughingstocks, and The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall. From 1833 until his death, Hardy lived in Dorchester, England. His house, Max Gate, was designed by Hardy, who also supervised its construction. Hardy died on January 11, 1928. His ashes are buried in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey.

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