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Under the Greenwood Tree [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262272

ISBN: 1853262277

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. 'Under the Greenwood Tree' is Hardy's most bright, confident and optimistic novel. This delightful portrayal of a picturesque rural society, tinged with gentle humour and quiet irony, established Hardy as a writer. However, the novel is not merely a charming rural idyll. The double-plot, in which the love story of Dick Dewey and Fancy Day is inter-related with a tragic chapter in the history of Mellstock Choir, hints at the poignant disappearance of a long-lived and highly-valued traditional way of life. AUT... View more info

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Life's Little Ironies : Selected Stories [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853261787

ISBN: 1853261785

Condition: New


Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. The proverbial phrase 'life's little ironies' was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the realistic portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the 'Chaucerian' humour and characterisation, the shrewd and critical psychology, the poignant estimate of human nature and the brooding sense of wonder at the essential mystery of life. The tales which make up 'Life's Little Ironies' tenderly re-create a rapidly vanishing... View more info