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    Wessex Tales

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    Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers.
    ISBN: 9781853262692
    AuthorHardy, Thomas
    PublisherNameWordsworth Editions Ltd
    Pub Date05/10/1995
    BindingPaperback
    Pages224

    Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury.


    Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers. These seven tales, in which characters and scenes are imbued with a haunting realism, show considerable diversity of content, form and style, and range from fantasy to realism and from tragedy to comedy.


    In insisting on the unusual nature of any story worth the telling, and with his gift for irony and compassion, Hardy achieves more in the genre of the short story than any English novelist before him.

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    Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury.


    Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers. These seven tales, in which characters and scenes are imbued with a haunting realism, show considerable diversity of content, form and style, and range from fantasy to realism and from tragedy to comedy.


    In insisting on the unusual nature of any story worth the telling, and with his gift for irony and compassion, Hardy achieves more in the genre of the short story than any English novelist before him.