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The Mayor of Casterbridge, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06909-5
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. This is Hardy’s powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town. In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to selfdestructive pride and temper.
 
The Hand of Ethelberta, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06905-7
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London. Turning the maledominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions of four very different suitors. Will she bestow her hand upon the richest of them, or on the man she loves? Ethelberta Petherwin, alias Berta Chickerel, moves with easy grace between her multiple identities, cleverly managing a tissue of lies to aid her meteoric rise.
 
Life’s Little Ironies & A Changed Man, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06913-2
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life’s little ironies’ is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy’s art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.
 
Jude the Obscure, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-07043-5
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. Jude Fawley’s hopes of a university education are lost when he is trapped into marrying the earthy Arabella, who later abandons him. Moving to the town of Christminster where he finds work as a stonemason, Jude meets and falls in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead, a sensitive, freethinking ’New Woman’. Refusing to marry merely for the sake of religious convention, Jude and Sue decide instead to live together, but they are shunned by society and poverty soon threatens to ruin them.
 
Far From the Madding Crowd, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-07041-1
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. In the novel «Far From the Madding Crowd» an independent Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life.
 
Desperate Remedies, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06903-3
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. Cytherea has taken a position as lady’s maid to the eccentric arch-intriguer Miss Aldclyffe. On discovering that the man she loves, Edward Springrove, is already engaged to his cousin, Cytherea comes under the influence of Miss Aldclyffe’s fascinating, manipulative steward Manston.
 
A Pair of Blue Eyes, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-07044-2
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Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. A Pair of Blue Eyes — third published novel, but not his third novel. This is because the very first novel he completed, he never published, and in fact he destroyed the manuscript. This is the story about the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds.
 
A Laodicean, Hardy Thomas
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06908-8
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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. The daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, Paula Power inherits De Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions George Somerset, a young architect, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula but she, the Laodicean of the title, is torn between his admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset’s forward-looking attitude.
 
The Moorland Cottage, Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06827-2
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Maggie Browne, the daughter of a deceased clergyman, is encouraged to give up her own life and passions and devote herself to her brother Edward. Through the example and guidance of her mother, who dotes on Edward constantly, a young woman learns that self-sacrifice is the key to living a fulfilled life. How much personal happiness can one forgo in the name of duty and devotion to another? A complicated and touching story of familial bonds and the search for happiness by the talented contemporary of Charlotte Bronte.
 
Sylvia’s Lovers, Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06826-5
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Sylvia’s Lovers is set during the French Revolutionary Wars in the remote whaling-port of Monkshaven in Yorkshire where the sea dominates the lives of the inhabitants. The people of Monkshaven hate the French, but they live in greater and more immediate fear of the callous press-gang, who snatch sailors returning from a whaling trip before they have even spoken to their friends or families. The story of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men. One of them is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose charm and vivacity have captured the heart of Sylvia Robson. But Sylvia’s devoted cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself.
 
Ruth, Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06825-8
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A fallen woman would seem a less-than-ideal choice for a Victorian heroine. Elizabeth Gaskell courageously created just such a portrait in her Ruth. Overturning the conventional assumption that a woman once seduced is condemned to exclusion from respectable society, Gaskell draws a heroine whose emotional honesty, innate morality, and the love she shares with her illegitimate son are sufficient for redemption.
 
Mary Barton, Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn
Original, Т8 2018, ISBN: 978-5-521-06463-2
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Mary Barton, the daughter of disillusioned trade unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner’s son, and making a better life for herself and her father. But when Henry is shot down in the street and Jem becomes the main suspect, Mary finds herself painfully torn between the two men. Through Mary’s dilemma, and the moving portrayal of her father, the embittered and courageous activist John Barton, Mary Barton (1848) powerfully dramatizes the class divides of the ’hungry forties’ as personal tragedy.
 
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