Five Novels:Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure

Five Novels Far from the Madding Crowd The Return of the Native The Mayor of Casterbridge Tess of the D Urbervilles Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy wrote with compassion about simple people whose lives are altered dramatically by forces beyond their control In the novels selected for this unique literary omnibus Far From the Madding

  • Title: Five Novels:Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure
  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN: 9780760778760
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thomas Hardy wrote with compassion about simple people whose lives are altered dramatically by forces beyond their control In the novels selected for this unique literary omnibus Far From the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d Ubervilles, and Jude the Obscure Hardy follows the tragedies and triumphs of natives of his WessThomas Hardy wrote with compassion about simple people whose lives are altered dramatically by forces beyond their control In the novels selected for this unique literary omnibus Far From the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d Ubervilles, and Jude the Obscure Hardy follows the tragedies and triumphs of natives of his Wessex countryside who are challenged by deteriorating traditions, repressive social institutions, and changes wrought by the modernization that typified the Victorian Era.Hardy mapped a rugged and imaginative terrain within the human heart and wrote expressively of characters ennobled by their struggle to survive in a world of shifting values.Thomas Hardy Five Novels is part of Barnes Noble s Library of Essential Writers Each title in the series presents the finest works complete and unabridged from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard back editions Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer s life and works.

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    1. I like Hardy. He covers the middle class and gets in the dirt in at least two of the novels. He makes the English more likeable than the Brontes. I am still scratching my head over Jude the Obscure. I am confused, but there are few characters that were screwed as royally as Jude. Tess is a pathetic creature. Is his message "avoid marriage" or simply do not let others opinion rule you. I choose the later. Far from the Madding Crowd is also good. It had the only character that I actually liked. Oa [...]

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