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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
0553211684
May 1984
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This edition of the Hardy classic includes a complete authoritative text plus biographical and historical contexts, critical history, essays by five scholars, and a glossary. A fine scholarly edition for the academic crowd.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From AudioFile
Like Ibsen's THE DOLL HOUSE, TESS speaks to feminist issues that reverberate from Victorian times to today. The heroine, a pretty country lass with spirit and intelligence, falls under the perfidious influence of a randy kinsman from whom only murder can extricate her. The gloom of the English Midlands mirrors the sad history of an essentially good woman struggling against the mores of her time. Thorne narrates these events in...


The Mayor of Casterbridge (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593083092
December 2004
Paperback
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The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
0451527356
July 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hardy's 1866 novel gets the red carpet treatment here. Like Broadview's recent edition of Dracula (Classic Returns, LJ 1/98), this includes a scholarly preface and introduction, a chronicle of Hardy's life, and several appendixes. All that for $9.95 makes this an absolute steal.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From AudioFile
In future times, when people want to know what life was like before the Industrial Revolution--what it was to truly see the stars at night, to live within the pulse of Nature's rhythms--they will read Thomas Hardy, or they may listen to Alan Rickman's superb presentation of Hardy's tragic novel. Rickman's voice is masculine and seductive; yet by altering tempo, modulating tone, he...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586633821
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
0451527224
Feb 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This edition of the Hardy classic includes a complete authoritative text plus biographical and historical contexts, critical history, essays by five scholars, and a glossary. A fine scholarly edition for the academic crowd.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From AudioFile
Like Ibsen's THE DOLL HOUSE, TESS speaks to feminist issues that reverberate from Victorian times to today. The heroine, a pretty country lass with spirit and intelligence, falls under the perfidious influence of a randy kinsman from whom only murder can extricate her. The gloom of the English Midlands mirrors the sad history of an essentially good woman struggling against the mores of her time. Thorne narrates these events in...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593082282
June 2005
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Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy
0451528565
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A young man falls victim to his own obsession with an amorous farm girl in this classic novel of fate and unrequited love. Published anonymously and first attributed, erroneously, to George Eliot, this Signet Classic version is set from Hardy's revised final draft-the authoritative Wessex edition of 1912.


The Return of the Native (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593082207
July 2005
Paperback
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The Return of the Native
Thomas Hardy
0553212699
Jan 1990
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From AudioFile
Clym Yeobright, native of Egdon Heath, returns from the bright society of Paris and, as any reader of Hardy knows, all is not smooth. He is quickly taken by and marries the one woman he should not--Eustacia Vye. The suffering that follows is mitigated somewhat by the ending, but more by the mastery of Alan Rickman's reading. At the start, Rickman senses the voice for each character in Hardy's fictional world, and he maintains each character's personality throughout. He even manages to project Hardy's subtle shadings of tone with the rhythm and tempo of his narration, throwing in a song here and there because, in spite of his gloom, there is a festive strain to Hardy, as well. If you have a hard time reading this classic English writer, this is how to do it. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to...


Jude the Obscure (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593080352
August 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Jude the Obscure created storms of scandal and protest for the author upon its publication. Hardy, disgusted and disappointed, devoted the remainder of his life to poetry and never wrote another novel. Today, the material is far less shocking. Jude Fawley, a poor stone carver with aspirations toward an academic career, is thwarted at every turn and is finally forced to give up his dreams of a university education. He is tricked into an unwise marriage, and when his wife deserts him, he begins a relationship with a free-spirited cousin. With this begins the descent into bleak tragedy as the couple alternately defy and succumb to the pressures of a deeply disapproving society. Hardy's characters have a fascinating ambiguity: they are victimized by a stern moral code, but they are also selfish and weak-willed...


Jude the Obscure
Thomas Hardy
0553211919
Mar 1985
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Jude the Obscure created storms of scandal and protest for the author upon its publication. Hardy, disgusted and disappointed, devoted the remainder of his life to poetry and never wrote another novel. Today, the material is far less shocking. Jude Fawley, a poor stone carver with aspirations toward an academic career, is thwarted at every turn and is finally forced to give up his dreams of a university education. He is tricked into an unwise marriage, and when his wife deserts him, he begins a relationship with a free-spirited cousin. With this begins the descent into bleak tragedy as the couple alternately defy and succumb to the pressures of a deeply disapproving society. Hardy's characters have a fascinating ambiguity: they are victimized by a stern moral code, but they are also selfish and weak-willed...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Norton Critical Edition)
Thomas Hardy
0393959031
December 1991
Textbook Paperback
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Jude the Obscure
Thomas Hardy
0375757414
Aug 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Jude the Obscure created storms of scandal and protest for the author upon its publication. Hardy, disgusted and disappointed, devoted the remainder of his life to poetry and never wrote another novel. Today, the material is far less shocking. Jude Fawley, a poor stone carver with aspirations toward an academic career, is thwarted at every turn and is finally forced to give up his dreams of a university education. He is tricked into an unwise marriage, and when his wife deserts him, he begins a relationship with a free-spirited cousin. With this begins the descent into bleak tragedy as the couple alternately defy and succumb to the pressures of a deeply disapproving society. Hardy's characters have a fascinating ambiguity: they are victimized by a stern moral code, but they are also selfish and weak-willed...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
0486415899
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.


The Woodlanders
Thomas Hardy
0192840681
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Review
?The finest English novel.??Arnold Bennett


From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Love and the erratic heart are at the center of Hardy's "woodland story." Set in the beautiful Blackmoor Vale, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-to-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of the dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred
Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Felice Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked. Hardy's powerful novel depicts individuals in thrall to desire and the natural law that motivates them.

This is the only critical edition of the novel, which was...


Far from the Madding Crowd (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593082231
June 2005
Paperback
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Great Braids!
Thomas Hardy
0806986174
Dec 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Featured are over 25 great braid designs to do yourself. The techniques are easily mastered and responsible for an array of new and exciting looks.*For a quick change of style, turn your traditional ponytail into something completely original in just a matter of minutes. Interested in appearing cosmopolitan? The French braid provides elegance and is sure to never go out of fashion. Want to show off your funky side? If so, see how the four-strand and wrapped crown 'do's grab you. These are but a few of the many wonderful styles. Maintenance tips and some gadgets and accessories you might want to check out will be extremely helpful in guaranteeing you the best-looking hair possible. 96 pages (all in color), 7 x 10. ...


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
0802132758
May 1991
Paperback
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The Return of the Native
Thomas Hardy
0486431657
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Passionate Eustacia Vye detests her life amid the dreary environs of Egdon Heath and spies her escape when Clym Yeobright returns from Paris. Hardy's timeless tale of a romantic misalliance embodies his view of character as fate and underscores the tragic nature of ordinary human lives. Shakespearian in its intricate plotting and deft irony, The Return of the Native ranks among the author's greatest works. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 text.


The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
0141439785
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Keith Wilson.

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