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Oxen, The

By: Thomas Hardy

volunteers bring you seven different recordings of The Oxen , by Thomas Hardy. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of December 17th, 2006.

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Far From The Madding Crowd, version 2

By: Thomas Hardy

...Far From The Madding Crowd is Hardys fourth novel.It centres on the lives of five characters,Gabriel Oak,Bathsheba Everdene,Mr Boldwood,Sgt.Troy and Fanny Robin.The plot involves love,loyalty,death and betrayal and all this is delivered to us in Hardys mo...

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Well-Beloved, The

By: Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the Durbervilles

By: Thomas Hardy

...Tess of the d’Urbervilles THOMAS HARDY 1891 Based on the Wessex Edition of 1912 Contents Phase the F... ...Tess of the d’Urbervilles THOMAS HARDY 1891 Based on the Wessex Edition of 1912 Contents Phase the First — ... ...rious legend of King Henry III.’s reign, in which the killing by a certain Thomas de la Lynd of a beautiful white hart which the king had run down and... ...the Billetts and the Drenkhards and the Greys and the St. Quintins and the Hardys and the Goulds, who used to own the lands for miles down this valley... ...its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St. Thomas’s, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the t...

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Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses (Selection)

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...Hardy claimed poetry as his first love, and published collections until his death in 1928. Although not as well received by his contemporaries as his novels, Hardy's poetry has been applauded considerably in recent years. Mos...

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Song of the Soldiers' Wives

By: Thomas Hardy

...Thomas Hardy is regarded as one of the best English novelists. His novels are heartbreaking, unconventional, sad and lyrical. He also wrote many poems. This is one of the best. This is the weekly poem for the week starting at...

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Far from the Madding Crowd

By: Thomas Hardy

...Far from the Madding Crowd THOMAS HARDY 1874 Contents 1 DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK — AN INCIDENT . .... ...Far from the Madding Crowd THOMAS HARDY 1874 Contents 1 DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK — AN INCIDENT . . . . . ... ...AN INTERIOR — AN OTHER INTERIOR I T was nearly midnight on the eve of St. Thomas’s, the shortest day in the year. A desolating wind wandered from the... ...y no means uninteresting intrinsically. If report spoke truly they were as hardy, merry, thriving, wicked a set as any in the whole county. Oak resolv...

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Mayor of Casterbridge, The (version 2)

By: Thomas Hardy

... wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural and small-town England in the mid-1800s. In the original subtitle, Hardy called this the story of a man of character, and the central character, Michael Henchard, is one of English fiction's greatest creations. Henchard is deeply developed as a realistic character, but also larger-than-life ...

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

By: Thomas Hardy
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Return of the Native, The

By: Thomas Hardy

...Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of chance and choice, faith and infidelities, ...

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Pair of Blue Eyes, A

By: Thomas Hardy
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Wessex Tales

By: Thomas Hardy

...Wessex Tales is a collection of six short stories written by Hardy in the 1880’s. If you’ve never read Hardy they’ll serve as a good introduction to his writing. Though not as comprehensive as his major works they do contain all the ingredients that make him instantly recognisable. (In...

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Woodlanders, The (version 2)

By: Thomas Hardy

...The Woodlanders is one of Hardys later novels,although he origianally intended it as a successor to Far From The Madding Crowd.It concerns the life and loves of Giles Winterborne,Grace Melbury,Edred Fitzpiers, Felice Charmond and Marty South.The topic...

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Jude the Obscure

By: Thomas Hardy

...Jude the Obscure is the last of Thomas Hardy's novels, begun as a magazine serial and first published in book form in 1895. Its hero Jude Fawley is a lower-class young man who dreams of becoming a scholar. The two other main characters are his earthy wife, ...

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Far from the Madding Crowd

By: Thomas Hardy

...Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and offers in ample measure the details of English rural life that Hardy so relished. Hardy's growing taste for tragedy is also evident in the novel. It first appeared, anonymously, as a monthly ma...

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Woodlanders, The

By: Thomas Hardy

...his adored only child a superior education and no longer considers Giles good enough for her. The Woodlanders marks the beginnings of controversy for Hardy's novels. At this point in his career he was established enough as a writer to take risks, especially in the areas of sex, sexual attraction, marriage, divorce, marital fidelity, unconventional plots and tones, and seem...

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Under the Greenwood Tree

By: Thomas Hardy

...gy being introduced in the Victorian era and its threat to traditional country ways. The novel was published anonymously in 1872 and is often seen as Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novel. In 2005 Under the Greenwood Tree was adapted for a television version by Ashley Pharoah. (Summary by Rachel Lintern)...

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Mayor of Casterbridge, The

By: Thomas Hardy

...The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, The Life and Death of a Man of Character. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional r...

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Trumpet Major, The

By: Thomas Hardy

...Derriman, the cowardly son of the local squire. Set at the time of the Napoleonic wars, this is the author's only historical novel, and unusually for Hardy's books, some of the characters live happily ever after. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Cori Samuel.)...

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Hand of Ethelberta, The

By: Thomas Hardy
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Two On A Tower

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