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The Exclusive Life of Reba K. Williams, a Parakeet Book One

The Exclusive Life of Reba K. Williams, a Parakeet Book One

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2019

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D'Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D'Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall? With a beautiful cover by David Dean.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D'Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D'Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall?With a beautiful cover by David Dean.

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Ironic short stories"e;Stockdale, a lonely young fellow, who had for weeks felt a great craving for somebody on whom to throw away superfluous interest, and even tenderness, was not sorry to join her...."e;- Thomas Hardy, Wessex TalesA collection of six novellas, written in the 1880s and 1890s, about the true nature of nineteenth century marriage and its inherent restrictions. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Woodlanders

Woodlanders

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

To Be or Not to Be Worthy of One's Love"e;On older trees still than these huge lobes of fungi grew like lungs. Here, as everywhere, the Unfulfilled Intention, which makes life what it is, was as obvious as it could be among the depraved crowds of a city slum. The leaf was deformed....the taper was interrupted. And the ivy slowly strangled to death the promising sapling."e; - Thomas Hardy, The WoodlandersAfter spending several years away from home to study, Grace Melbury returns to Little Hintock only to find Giles, his betrothed, still in love with her. Her father thinks Giles - a humble peasant - isn't worthy of marrying his highly-educated daughter and persuades her to marry a young doctor by the name of Edgar Fitzpiers. Edgar is not quite the loyal type though... This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

Science Fiction Romance"e;I think astronomy is a bad study for you. It makes you feel human insignificance too plainly."e;- Thomas Hardy, Two on a TowerA book about the forbidden love between a 20 year old astronomer, Swithin, and Viviette, the much older woman of 29. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Oxford Playscripts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Oxford Playscripts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy, David Calcutt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2016

Tess Durbeyfield seems destined for a simple life. The daughter of simple people, in a simple town, she knows her place and is content. That is until her life changes when her drunken father discovers he is a member of an ancient aristocratic family, the d'Urbervilles. After an accident where the family's horse is killed, Tess's mother sends her to seek help from their wealthy 'relations', but will the acquaintance be a help, or send Tess and her family into further trouble and ruin?

A Pair of Blue Eyes - Scholar's Choice Edition

A Pair of Blue Eyes - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Jude The Obscure

Jude The Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

Thomas Hardys final literary masterpiece, Jude the Obscure is the story of Jude Fawley, a poor stonemason living in rural Wessex, whose dreams of becoming a scholar are complicated by an ill-fated romance with his spirited cousin, Sue Bridehead. Jude and Sues attempts to defy social conventions for the sake of their love lead to misery, heartache and tragedy. Greatly concerned with the destructive rules of marriage, the novel openly criticizes Victorian society, religion and education, and modern critics hail Jude the Obscure as a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.Jude the Obscure scandalised critics upon its publication in 1895, leading to Hardys decision to only produce poetry and drama for the rest of his writing life. It has been adapted twice for film, and remains one of Hardys most widely-read novels.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Mayor of Casterbridge, The

Mayor of Casterbridge, The

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2012

Henchard is a handsome farm labourer. When he gets drunk at a country fair, he sells his wife and child to a sailor. The next day, ashamed by what he has done, he lets people believe that his wife has died. Thus begins a chain of events which leads Henchard deep into dishonesty and betrayal. Repentant and determined to change his ways, Henchard works hard to improve his fortunes. He becomes rich, and is elected mayor of Casterbridge - though his temper and his pride make him difficult to like. When Henchard's wife and daughter come back to find him, will he accept them? And what might they want from him? Will a reunion mean a happy ending?

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2012

Young, attractive and impetuous, Bathsheba has inherited a farm and is determined to be as independent as possible. Her natural beauty is a magnet for men; how will she choose between them? Gabriel Oak is a young farmer, just set up in business with his own flock of sheep. He meets Bathsheba and falls in love with her, but she turns him down. He has to stand by and watch while the woman he loves is courted by others, first by William Boldwood, much older than Bathsheba; then by Sergeant Troy, young, handsome, and reckless. Who will she choose? Throughout Bathsheba's series of mistakes, Gabriel remains her loyal friend. But will he ever be more than just a friend?

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2011

Her new employer, Alec d'Urberville, seems charming and kind. Tess has a mind of her own, but she is vulnerable and alone among strangers. Can she trust Alec? A year later Tess meets Angel Clare, and they fall in love. If Angel discovers the truth about Tess's past, will he still love her? In this gripping story of courage, love and betrayal, Thomas Hardy asks many difficult questions. Are the expectations of women and men the same? Can we ever escape the consequences of our past actions? How much pain can one person live with?

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