Other books byThomas Hardy
Tess of the D'urbervilles
The novel centres around a young woman, Tess of the d'Ubervilles, who struggles to find her place in society. Her mother sends Tess, her eldest daughter, to beg money from relations with the obvious desire that Tess wed the rich Mr. d'Urberville. Thus begins a tale of woe in which a wealthy man cruelly mistreats a poor girl. Throughout the rest of this fascinating novel, Tess is tormented by guilt and vows to never marry. She is tested when she meets Angel, the clever son of a priest, and falls in love with him. After days of pleading, Tess gives in to Angel and consents to marry him, ultimately leading to heartbreak.
Selected Prose, Volume II
Thomas Hardy (18401928) was a major English poet and novelist; his works, often set in the fictional county of Wessex, are memorable for their realism and criticism of social constraints. This book, the second volume of a two volume selected collection of his works, includes The Woodlanders’, Wessex Tales’, Tess of the d’Urbervilles’, The Well-Beloved’, Life’s Little Ironies’ and Jude the Obscure’.
Far From the Madding Crowd
Gabriel Oaks observes Bathsheba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, fall victim to bad decisions and romantic impulses, unaware of the stroke of fate that will finally bring about their union.
The Mayor of Casterbridge
The tragic story of Michael Henchard and his painful quest to be forgotten-an unforgettable tale of love, greed, and loss. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.