The Woodlanders Illustrated

The Woodlanders Illustrated
Author: Thomas Hardy
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Total Pages: 482
Release: 2020-09-20
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The Woodlanders is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It was serialised from May 1886 to April 1887 in Macmillan's Magazine[1] and published in three volumes in 1887.[2] It is one of his series of Wessex novels.

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
Author: Noorul Hasan
Publisher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1982-06-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1349062510

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The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher:
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-08
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The rambler who, for old association or other reasons, should trace the forsaken coach-roadrunning almost in a meridional line from Bristol to the south shore of England, would findhimself during the latter half of his journey in the vicinity of some extensive woodlands, interspersed with apple-orchards. Here the trees, timber or fruit-bearing, as the case may be, make the wayside hedges ragged by their drip and shade, stretching over the road with easefulhorizontality, as if they found the unsubstantial air an adequate support for their limbs. At oneplace, where a hill is crossed, the largest of the woods shows itself bisected by the high-way, asthe head of thick hair is bisected by the white line of its parting. The spot is lonely.The physiognomy of a deserted highway expresses solitude to a degree that is not reached bymere dales or downs, and bespeaks a tomb-like stillness more emphatic than that of glades andpools. The contrast of what is with what might be probably accounts for this. To step, forinstance, at the place under notice, from the hedge of the plantation into the adjoining palethoroughfare, and pause amid its emptiness for a moment, was to exchange by the act of a singlestride the simple absence of human companionship for an incubus of the forlorn.At this spot, on the lowering evening of a by-gone winter's day, there stood a man who hadentered upon the scene much in the aforesaid manner. Alighting into the road from a stile hardby, he, though by no means a "chosen vessel" for impressions, was temporarily influenced bysome such feeling of being suddenly more alone than before he had emerged upon the highwa

The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories

The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories
Author: Henry Lawson
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-03-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1742284280

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One of the great observers of Australian life, Henry Lawson looms large in our national psyche. Yet at his best Lawson transcends the very bush, the very outback, the very up-country, the very pub or selector's hut he conveys with such brevity and acuity: he make specific places universal. Henry Lawson is too often regarded as a legend rather than a writer to be enjoyed. In this selection Lawson is revealed as an author whose delightful, humorous, wry and moving short stories continue to delight generations of readers. This is the essential Lawson collection - the classic of Australian classics. 'Lawson's sketches are beyond praise.'Joseph Conrad 'Lawson gets more feelings, observation and atmosphere into a page than does Hemingway.'Edward Garnett

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy
Author: Dale Kramer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1999-06-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1139825550

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Thomas Hardy's fiction has had a remarkably strong appeal for general readers for decades, and his poetry has been acclaimed as among the most influential of the twentieth century. His work still creates passionate advocacy and opposition. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy is an essential introduction to this most enigmatic of writers. These commissioned essays from an international team of contributors comprises a general overview of all Hardy' s work and specific demonstrations of Hardy's ideas and literary skills. Individual essays explore Hardy's biography, aesthetics, his famous attachment to Wessex, and the impact on his work of developments in science, religion and philosophy in the late nineteenth century. Hardy's writing is also analysed against developments in contemporary critical theory and issues such as sexuality and gender. The volume also contains a detailed chronology of Hardy's life and publications, and a guide to further reading.

Pursuit of the Well-beloved

Pursuit of the Well-beloved
Author:
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2000
Genre:
ISBN: 1427041008

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Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies
Author: Thomas Hardy
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Total Pages: 406
Release: 1889
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Kept from All Contagion

Kept from All Contagion
Author: Kari Nixon
Publisher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-05-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1438478496

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Introduction: "The germ theory again" : disease, ideology, and the possibilities of biotic life in the world of antibiotic purity -- Keep bleeding : plague, vaccination debates, and the necessity of leaky boundaries in Defoe's Journal of the plague year and Shelley's The last man -- "A speculative idea" : childbed fever, early germ theory debates, and (en)gendered speculation in Henry James's Washington Square -- Separation and suffocation : tuberculosis, etiological uncertainty, and female friendship in women's fiction -- Tainted love : venereal disease, morality, and the contagious disease acts in Ibsen's Ghosts and Hardy's The woodlanders and Jude the obscure -- Humanity's waste : typhoid fever, the failure of isolation, and the development of probiotics in three late-century works -- Conclusion: Shuffling within our mortal coil : concluding remarks.

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Author: Elizabeth Taylor
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2021-12-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1681375656

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A blackly humorous story of loneliness, deception, and life in old age by one of the most accomplished novelists of the twentieth century. On a rainy Sunday afternoon in January, the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey moves to the Claremont Hotel in South Kensington. “If it’s not nice, I needn’t stay,” she promises herself, as she settles into this haven for the genteel and the decayed. “Three elderly widows and one old man . . . who seemed to dislike female company and seldom got any other kind” serve for her fellow residents, and there is the staff, too, and they are one and all lonely. What is Mrs. Palfrey to do with herself now that she has all the time in the world? Go for a walk. Go to a museum. Go to the end of the block. Well, she does have her grandson who works at the British Museum, and he is sure to visit any day. Mrs. Palfrey prides herself on having always known “the right thing to do,” but in this new situation she discovers that resource is much reduced. Before she knows it, in fact, she tries something else. Elizabeth Taylor’s final and most popular novel is as unsparing as it is, ultimately, heartbreaking.