Penguin Classics: The Withered Arm & Other Stories

By: Thomas Hardy

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9780140435320
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Pages
464
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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So Rhoda Brook, the abandoned mistress of Farmer Lodge, is jealous to discover details of his new bride in 'The Withered Arm', the title story in this selection of some of Hardy's finest early short stories. Hardy's first story, 'Destiny and a Blue Cloak', was written fresh from the success of Far From the Madding Crowd. Beautiful in their own right, these stories are also testing-grounds for the novels in their controversial sexual politics, their refusal of romance structures and their elegiac pursuit of past, lost loves. Several of the stories in The Withered Arm were collected to form the famous volume, Wessex Tales (1888), the first time Hardy denoted 'Wessex' to describe his fictional world. The Withered Arm is the first of a new two-volume selection of Hardy's short stories, both edited by Kristin Brady.
ISBN:
9780140435320
Publication Date:
07 / 06 / 1999
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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