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The Wessex Tales THOMAS HARDY


The Wessex Tales THOMAS HARDY

Folio Society – blue cloth and slip case – new unread condition – 199 pages – Wood engravings by Peter Reddick

Wessex Tales strange, lively, and commonplace by Thomas Hardy – Introduction by Thomas Gittings

FOLIO SOCIETY EDITION entitled “Wessex Tales,” subtitled “Strange, Lively, and Commonplace,” by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), with an Introduction by Robert Gittings, numerous wood-engraved illustrations by Peter Reddick, including a frontispiece, and with endpaper maps of Wessex. It was published by The Folio Society, of London, in 1993.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist, short story writer, and poet. Most of his novels were set in the semi-imaginary county of Wessex (Dorset), with Casterbridge being Dorchester and Shaston being Shaftesbury, and consists of characters struggling against their circumstances and passions. Although most people know him for his stories, his poetry, first published in his fifties, has come to be as well regarded as his novels.

The contents include:

• The Three Strangers

• The Withered Arm (9 Chapters)

• Fellow-Townsmen

• Interlopers at the Knap

• The Distracted Preacher (7 Chapters)

The book measures 9 inches x 6 inches (a little bigger in its slipcase) and has 200 pages (including illustrations).

New unread condition


DCB Book code EK400 174

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