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One of the few authors to distinguish himself with equal merit in poetry and novel writing, Thomas Hardy remains one of English literature’s leading figures. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Hardy’s complete works, with scarce texts, numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 8)

Features:
* illustrated with countless images relating to Hardy and his works
* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* each novel has its own contents table easily navigate between chapters!
* information on the lost first novel ‘THE POOR MAN AND THE LADY’, with a rare novella and poem tracing its content
* ALL of the short stories with BOTH chronological and alphabetical contents tables
* the compete verse dramas even including the rare “Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall” available nowhere else as a digital book
* ALL of the poems with their own separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables find that special poem easily and quickly!
* the poems are ALSO presented in their original collections, each with its own table
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* special Hardy’s Wessex Map to accompany your reading of the novels
* includes a special criticism section, with 6 different texts from other authors and critics, examining Hardy’s literary work in detail
* D. H. Lawrence’s lengthy critical book A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY
* Hardy’s wife’s TWO biographies explore the great writer’s life in detail available nowhere else
* UPDATED with newly formatted texts, introductions, corrections and many more images

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The Novels
THE POOR MAN AND THE LADY
AN INDISCRETION IN THE LIFE OF AN HEIRESS
DESPERATE REMEDIES
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
A PAIR OF BLUE EYES
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE
THE TRUMPET-MAJOR
A LAODICEAN
TWO ON A TOWER
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
THE WOODLANDERS
TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
THE WELL-BELOVED
JUDE THE OBSCURE

The Short Story Collections
WESSEX TALES
LIFE’S LITTLE IRONIES
A GROUP OF NOBLE DAMES

The Short Stories
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF HARDY’S SHORT STORIES
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF HARDY’S SHORT STORIES

The Verse Dramas
THE DYNASTS
TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL

The Poetry Collections
WESSEX POEMS AND OTHER VERSES
POEMS OF THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
TIME’S LAUGHINGSTOCKS AND OTHER VERSES
SATIRES OF CIRCUMSTANCE
MOMENTS OF VISION AND MISCELLANEOUS VERSES
LATE LYRICS AND EARLIER WITH MANY OTHER VERSES
HUMAN SHOWS FAR PHANTASIES SONGS, AND TRIFLES
WINTER WORDS IN VARIOUS MOODS AND METRES

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Criticism
A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY by D.H. Lawrence
THOMAS HARDY by Leon H. Vincent
THE LYRICAL POETRY OF THOMAS HARDY by Edmund Gosse
UNDER FRENCH ENCOURAGEMENT by David Christie Murray
THOMAS HARDY by John Cowper Powys
A NOTE ON THE GENIUS OF THOMAS HARDY by Arthur Symons

The Biographies
THE EARLY LIFE OF THOMAS HARDY, 18411891 by Florence Hardy
THE LATER YEARS OF THOMAS HARDY, 18921928 by Florence Hardy

Hardy’s Wessex Map

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Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated)
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Best Hardy collection out there
February 13th, 2015
Best Hardy collection out there, and I've tried a few! All Delphi collections are well laid out and researched thoroughly. I have bought many of them and know them well.
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