Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy

WESSEX TALES Contents: Preface An Imaginative Woman The Three Strangers The Withered Arm Fellow-Townsmen Interlopers at the Knap The Distracted Preacher PREFACE An apology is perhaps needed for the neglect of contrast which is shown by presenting two consecutive stories of hangmen in such a small collection as the following. But in the neighbourhood of

Wessex Poems and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy

This etext was produced from the 1919 Macmillan and Co. edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk WESSEX POEMS AND OTHER VERSES by Thomas Hardy Contents Preface The Temporary The All Amabel Hap “In Vision I Roamed” At a Bridal Postponement A Confession to a Friend in Trouble Neutral Tones She Her Initials Her Dilemma Revulsion

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas HardyA Rural Painting of the Dutch School

UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE or THE MELLSTOCK QUIRE A RURAL PAINTING OF THE DUTCH SCHOOL PREFACE This story of the Mellstock Quire and its old established west- gallery musicians, with some supplementary descriptions of similar officials in Two on a Tower, A Few Crusted Characters, and other places, is intended to be a fairly true

Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy

This etext was prepared by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset. TWO ON A TOWER BY THOMAS HARDY. ‘Ah, my heart! her eyes and she Have taught thee new astrology. Howe’er Love’s native hours were set, Whatever starry synod met, ‘Tis in the mercy of her eye, If poor Love shall live or die.’ CRASHAW: Love’s

Time’s Laughingstocks and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy

This etext was prepared from the 1919 Macmillan and Co. edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk. TIME’S LAUGHINGSTOCKS AND OTHER VERSES by Thomas Hardy Contents: Preface TIME’S LAUGHINGSTOCKS – The Revisitation A Trampwoman’s Tragedy The Two Rosalinds A Sunday Morning Tragedy The House of Hospitalities Bereft John and Jane The Curate’s Kindness The Flirt’s Tragedy

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

THE WOODLANDERS by Thomas Hardy CHAPTER I. The rambler who, for old association or other reasons, should trace the forsaken coach-road running almost in a meridional line from Bristol to the south shore of England, would find himself during the latter half of his journey in the vicinity of some extensive woodlands, interspersed with apple-orchards.

The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy

This etext was produced by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset. THE WELL-BELOVED — A SKETCH OF A TEMPERAMENT BY THOMAS HARDY PREFACE The peninsula carved by Time out of a single stone, whereon most of the following scenes are laid, has been for centuries immemorial the home of a curious and well-nigh distinct people, cherishing

The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy

This etext was prepared by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset. THE TRUMPET-MAJOR being a tale of the Trumpet-Major, John Loveday, a soldier in the war with Buonaparte, and Robert, his brother, first mate in the Merchant Service. by Thomas Hardy PREFACE The present tale is founded more largely on testimony–oral and written–than any other in

The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

This etext was prepared from the 1920 Macmillan and Co. edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk. THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID by Thomas Hardy CHAPTER I It was half-past four o’clock (by the testimony of the land-surveyor, my authority for the particulars of this story, a gentleman with the faintest curve of humour on
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

“I feel it a great relief, Farfrae, to tell some friend o’ this! You see now that the Mayor of Casterbridge is not so thriving in his mind as it seems he might be from the state of his pocket.”

The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy

“Vitae post-scenia celant.”–Lucretius. This etext was produced by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA — A COMEDY IN CHAPTERS by Thomas Hardy. PREFACE This somewhat frivolous narrative was produced as an interlude between stories of a more sober design, and it was given the sub- title of a comedy to indicate–though not

The Dynasts by Thomas Hardy

This etext was produced by Douglas Levy. THE DYNASTS AN EPIC-DRAMA OF THE WAR WITH NAPOLEON, IN THREE PARTS, NINETEEN ACTS, AND ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SCENES The Time covered by the Action being about ten Years “And I heard sounds of insult, shame, and wrong, And trumpets blown for wars.” PREFACE The Spectacle here
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