An Imaginative Woman - Thomas Hardy Reviews
Description:ISBN 075380445X / Author: Thomas Hardy / Genre: Classic Literature / Collection of short stories by Hardy.
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A Pair of Blue Eyes - Thomas HardyHistorical romance of value (580 words)
by thingywhatsit - written on 10/01/08 (Very useful, 597 readings)
Based in Lower Wessex, England in the late 1800 s, "A Pair of Blue Eyes", by Thomas Hardy, tells the tale of an English lady by the name of Elfride Swancourt, the daughter clergyman, Christopher Swancourt and the journey that takes her through the highs and lows of romance. Hardy is particularly good at portraying life in this epoch of history, and the deliciously descriptive nature of his work weaves a tapestry of fine detail that encompasses the intricacies of perceptions and beliefs surrounding the British class system of the time. In other historical novels, one is tempted to skip paragraphs, though one of the most important aspects of Hardy s work is that ...
The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas HardyTMOC (89 words)
by lisarogers - written on 11/09/00, updated on 11/09/00 (Somewhat useful, 103 readings)
The Mayor of Casterbridge was a very interesting novel. In my opinion Hardy uses too much irony, and this kills the fun of the whole topic. It is true that every day is filled with irony, but it shouldn't be in somthing someone is reading. the novel also shouldn't be too predictable, I guess that's why Hardy likes irony. If you are a ...
The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas HardyCasterbridge (110 words)
by Mattdell - written on 31/08/00, updated on 31/08/00 (Useful, 78 readings)
Thomas Hardy's books are somewhat difficult to read, but this book, set in an English market town, is well worth reading to obtain a picture of life in rural England during that time period along with a complex tale of an ambitious man's rise and ultimate fall. A man rising from the ranks of farm laborers builds himself up to become a ...