Logo

Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy

Large book cover: Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales
by

Publisher: The Macmillan Company
ISBN/ASIN: 0199538522
Number of pages: 314

Description:
Hardy's collection of stories takes place in an imaginative locale, Wessex, based on the area around the author's home in Dorchester, England. Combining the real with the imagined, Hardy unfurls the ironies of everyday life; his introduction gives the reader an appreciation of what is to come.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Download mirrors:
Mirror 1
Mirror 2
Mirror 3

Similar books

Book cover: Life's Little IroniesLife's Little Ironies
by - eBooks@Adelaide
The phrase 'life's little ironies' was coined by Hardy as the title for this volume. Unified by his irony, strong visual sense, and engaging characters, these stories deal with the tragic and the humorous, the metaphysical and the magical.
(7526 views)
Book cover: Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd
by - eBooks@Adelaide
The first of Hardy's novels to give the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. The story both upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly modern sensibility.
(5624 views)
Book cover: Tess of the d'UrbervillesTess of the d'Urbervilles
by - 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.
(10364 views)
Book cover: A Pair of Blue EyesA Pair of Blue Eyes
by - 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.
(6358 views)