Life's Little Ironies
by Thomas Hardy
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
The phrase "life's little ironies" is now proverbial, but it was coined by Hardy as the title for this volume of short stories. Unified by his quintessential irony, strong visual sense, and engaging characters, these stories deal with the tragic and the humorous, the metaphysical and the magical.
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by Thomas Hardy - Feedbooks
Hardy's masterpiece traces a poor stonemason's ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin. No Victorian institution is spared - marriage, religion, education - and the outrage following publication led the embittered author to renounce fiction.
by Thomas Hardy - Nelson Doubleday
Hardy's simple girl Tess becomes a tragic heroine going from innocent girl at the beginning to pure woman whose life is shaped by events beyond her control. Perhaps the finest of the novels by Thomas Hardy and a masterpiece of tragic fiction.
by Thomas Hardy - eBooks@Adelaide
Blue-eyed Elfride has little experience of the world beyond, and becomes entangled with two men. Written at a crucial time in Hardy's life, this book expresses more directly than any of his novels the events that made him the writer he was.
by Thomas Hardy - ManyBooks
A tale of mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity. Blackmail, murder and romance are among the ingredients of Hardy's first published novel, and in it he draws blithely on the 'sensation novel' perfected by Wilkie Collins.