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Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy: York Notes Advanced - everything you need to catch up, study and prepare for 2021 assessments... Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy: York Notes Advanced - everything you need to catch up, study and prepare for 2021 assessments and 2022 exams (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy 2
R208 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R34 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R80 R70 Discovery Miles 700 Save R10 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

HarperCollins is pround to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'My life looks as if it had been wasted for want of chances! When I see what you know, what you have read, and seen, and thought, I feel what a nothing I am!' Challenging the hypocrisy and social conventions of the rural Victorian world, Tess of the D'Urbervilles follows the story of Tess Durbeyfield as she attempts to escape the poverty of her background, seeking wealth by claiming connection with the aristocratic D'Urberville family. It is through Tess's relationships with two very different men that Hardy tells the story of his tragic heroine, and exposes the double standards of the world that she inhabits with searing pathos and heart-rending sentiment.

The Return of the Native (Hardcover): Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native (Hardcover)
Thomas Hardy; Edited by Tim Dolin
R2,346 Discovery Miles 23 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...her? No lady would rove about the heath at all hours of the day and night as she does. But that's not all of it. There was something queer between her and Thomasin's husband at one time--I am as sure of it as that I stand here.' 'Eustacia has told me. He did pay her a little attention a year ago; but there's no harm in that. I like her all the better.' 'Clym, ' said his mother with firmness, 'I have no proofs against her, unfortunately. But if she makes you a good wife, there has never been a bad one." 'Believe me, you are almost exasperating, ' said Yeobright vehemently. 'And this very day I had intended to arrange a meeting between you. But you give me no peace; you try to thwart my wishes in everything.' 'I hate the thought of any son of mine marrying badly I wish I had never lived to see this; it is too much for me--it is more than I thought ' She turned to the window. Her breath was coming quickly, and her lips were pale, parted, and trembling. 'Mother, ' said Clym, 'whatever you do, you will always be dear to me--that you know. 'But one thing I have a right to say, which is, that at my age I am old enough to know what is best for me.' Mrs. Yeobright remained for some time silent and shaken, as if she could say no more. Then she replied, 'Best? Is it best for you to injure your prospects for such a voluptuous, idle woman as that? Don't you see that by the very fact of your choosing her you prove that you do not know what is best for you? You give up your whole thought--you set your whole soul--to please a woman.' 'I do. And that woman is you.' 'How can you treat me so flippantly ' said his mother, turning again to him with a tearful look. 'You are unnatural, Clym, and I did not expect it.' 1 Very likely, ' said he cheerlessly. 'You did not know...

A Pair of Blue Eyes (Hardcover): Thomas Hardy A Pair of Blue Eyes (Hardcover)
Thomas Hardy
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Under the Greenwood Tree (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Hardcover): Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Hardcover)
Thomas Hardy
R536 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R90 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Under the Greenwood Tree (Hardcover): Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree (Hardcover)
Thomas Hardy; Edited by Simon Gatrell
R2,309 Discovery Miles 23 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hardy's second published novel, Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), the first of his great series of Wessex novels, was originally published anonymously. As part of the Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides readers with an authoritative and accurate text of the novel; moreover it gives access to every revision that Hardy made, and to notations of all the errors introduced by printers' compositors. The annotated text is surrounded by an introduction that gives a very full account of the genesis, the writing and the publishing history of the novel. A range of appendices and comprehensive explanatory notes explore significant aspects of the composition, production and marketing of the novel, touched on in the introduction, to provide a full understanding of the nature and life of this classic work.

Desperate Remedies (Hardcover): Thomas Hardy Desperate Remedies (Hardcover)
Thomas Hardy; Edited by Richard Nemesvari
R2,316 Discovery Miles 23 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...porch. She heard him fling the bag down on the seat, and turn away towards the village, without hindering himself for a single pace. Then the butler opened the door, took up the bag, brought it in, and carried it up the staircase to place it on the slab by Miss Aldclyffe's dressing-room door. The whole proceeding had been depicted by sounds. She had a presentiment that her letter was in the bag at last. She thought then in diminishing pulsations of confidence, 'He asks to see me Perhaps he asks to see me: I hope he asks to see me.' A quarter to eight: Miss Aldclyffe's bell--rather earlier than usual. 'She must have heard the post-bag brought, ' said the maiden, as, tired of the chilly prospect outside, she turned to the fire, and drew imaginative pictures of her future therein. A tap came to the door, and the lady's-maid entered. 'Miss Aldclyffe is awake, ' she said; 'and she asked if you were moving yet, miss.' 'I'll run up to her, ' said Cytherea, and flitted off with the utterance of the words. 'Very fortunate this, ' she thought; 'I shall see what is in the bag this morning all the sooner.' She took it up from the side table, went into Miss Aldclyffe's bedroom, pulled up the blinds, and looked round upon the lady in bed, calculating the minutes that must elapse before she looked at her letters. 'Well, darling, how are you? I am glad you have come in to see me, ' said Miss Aldclyffe. 'You can unlock the bag this morning, child if you like, ' she continued, yawning factitiously. 'Strange ' Cytherea thought; 'it seems as if she knew there was likely to be a letter for me.' From her bed Miss Aldclyffe watched the girl's face as she tremblingly opened the post-bag and found there an envelope addressed to her in Edward's handwriting; one he had written...

Far From the Madding Crowd (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Far From the Madding Crowd (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Here is one of Thomas Hardy's most popular novels, soon to be released as a major motion picture in May 2015. `I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die' Independent and spirited, Bathsheba Everdene owns the hearts of three men. Striving to win her love in different ways, their relationships with Bathsheba complicate her life in bucolic Wessex - and cast shadows over their own. With the morals and expectations of rural society weighing heavily upon her, Bathsheba experiences the torture of unrequited love and betrayal, and discovers how random acts of chance and tragedy can dramatically alter life's course. The first of Hardy's novels to become a major literary success, Far from the Madding Crowd explores what it means to live and to love.

The Woodlanders (Hardcover): Thomas Hardy The Woodlanders (Hardcover)
Thomas Hardy; Edited by Alan Manford
R2,328 Discovery Miles 23 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Woodlanders (1887) was Thomas Hardy's elventh published novel and the one he claimed to like 'as a story, the best of all'. It is a story of wide appeal, having much to say on themes such as marriage and social class, and with a background revealing its author's profound knowledge and appreciation of many matters, particularly nature and country life. As part of The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy, this edition of the novel provides an authoritative and accurate text which aims to reflect Hardy's original artistic intention and represent the novel as it would have been read by his Victorian readers. The novel is supported by a comprehensive introduction, chronology and accompanying textual apparatus which allows the modern reader to trace the novel's evolution from composition to first publication and through several stages of revision in succeeding editions in the quarter of a century following its first publication.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 1:: The Withered Arm Audio Pack (Mixed media product, 3rd Revised edition): Thomas Hardy Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 1:: The Withered Arm Audio Pack (Mixed media product, 3rd Revised edition)
Thomas Hardy; Retold by Jennifer Bassett
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback, Updated): Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback, Updated)
Thomas Hardy; Edited by Tim Dolin; Introduction by Margaret Higonnet
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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‘How could I be expected to know? I was a child when I left this house four months ago. Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me?’

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her ‘cousin’ Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy’s novels.

Based on the three-volume first edition that shocked readers when first published in 1891, this edition includes as appendices: Hardy’s Prefaces, the Landscapes of Tess, episodes originally censored from the Graphic periodical version and a selection of the Graphic illustrations.

Various Artists - Poetry Choice (CD): Thomas Gray, John Keats, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Walter de la Mare, William Wordsworth,... Various Artists - Poetry Choice (CD)
Thomas Gray, John Keats, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Walter de la Mare, William Wordsworth, …
R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy; Introduction by Michael Irwin; Notes by Michael Irwin; Series edited by Keith Carabine
R78 R68 Discovery Miles 680 Save R10 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury. Set in Hardy's Wessex, Tess is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards. Its challenging sub-title, A Pure Woman, infuriated critics when the book was first published in 1891, and it was condemned as immoral and pessimistic. It tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d'Urbeville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy. It explores Tess's relationships with two very different men, her struggle against the social mores of the rural Victorian world which she inhabits and the hypocrisy of the age. In addressing the double standards of the time, Hardy's masterly evocation of a world which we have lost, provides one of the most compelling stories in the canon of English literature, whose appeal today defies the judgement of Hardy's contemporary critics.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Tess of the d'Ubervilles audio pack (Mixed media product, 3rd Revised edition): Thomas... Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Tess of the d'Ubervilles audio pack (Mixed media product, 3rd Revised edition)
Thomas Hardy
R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

The Mayor of Casterbridge (Paperback): Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy 1
R88 R76 Discovery Miles 760 Save R12 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'The movements of his mind seemed to tend to the thought that some power was working against him.' When Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser gets drunk and sells his wife at a country fair, his life will never be the same. Eighteen years later, his wife and daughter return to Casterbridge to find that Henchard has become Mayor. Although he's spent most of his life attempting to repent for his actions, he remains a rash and impetuous man. Hardy portrays Henchard as a tragic hero, searching for love and acceptance from the community around him, posing the overarching question of whether we shape our own fate, or whether life deals us an inevitable hand.

The Mayor of Casterbridge (Paperback): Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R186 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R32 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: Far From the Madding Crowd audio pack (Mixed media product, 3rd Revised edition): Thomas... Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: Far From the Madding Crowd audio pack (Mixed media product, 3rd Revised edition)
Thomas Hardy; Retold by Clare West
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Urbervilles: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Thomas Hardy
R204 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Under the Greenwood Tree (Paperback, New edition): Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree (Paperback, New edition)
Thomas Hardy; Introduction by Claire Seymour; Notes by Claire Seymour; Series edited by Keith Carabine
R69 R59 Discovery Miles 590 Save R10 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. Under the Greenwood Tree is Hardy's most bright, confident and optimistic novel. This delightful portrayal of a picturesque rural society, tinged with gentle humour and quiet irony, established Hardy as a writer. However, the novel is not merely a charming rural idyll. The double-plot, in which the love story of Dick Dewey and Fancy Day is inter-related with a tragic chapter in the history of Mellstock Choir, hints at the poignant disappearance of a long-lived and highly-valued traditional way of life.

Jude the Obscure (Paperback, New edition): Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure (Paperback, New edition)
Thomas Hardy; Introduction by Norman Vance; Series edited by Keith Carabine
R80 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R9 (11%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Introduction and Notes by Norman Vance, Professor of English, University of Sussex. Jude Fawley is a rural stone mason with intellectual aspirations. Frustrated by poverty and the indifference of the academic institutions at the University of Christminster, his only chance of fulfilment seems to lie in his relationship with his unconventional cousin, Sue Bridehead. But life as social outcasts proves undermining, and when tragedy occurs, Sue has no resilience and Jude is left in despair. Hardy's portrait of Jude, the idealist and dreamer who is a prisoner of his own physical nature, is one of the most haunting and desperate of his creations. Jude the Obscure is a dark yet compassionate account of the insurmountable frustrations of human existence which reflect Hardy's yearning for the spiritual values of the past and his despair at their decline.

Far from the Madding Crowd (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R55 Discovery Miles 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Selected Poetry (Paperback): Thomas Hardy Selected Poetry (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy; Edited by Samuel Hynes
R232 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) remains one of the best loved of the great English poets. Hardy thought of himself as a poet all his life, although his poetic career only flowered after he had retired from novel-writing in his mid-fifties. Over the next thirty years he wrote the poems that have established him as one of the great and most enduringly popular English poets of the twentieth century. His verse touches all the common themes of human existence: birth, childhood, love, marriage, ageing, death. If Hardy's age brings anything to them, it is an old man's ironic and elegiac sense that in life hopes are likely to be defeated and losses sustained, and that the world was not designed for human happiness. This collection is prepared by Samuel Hynes, editor of the Oxford English Texts edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy, and selected from the Oxford Authors critical edition. The introduction and notes illuminate Hardy's central place in the tradition of English poetry. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oxford Playscripts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback): Thomas Hardy, David Calcutt Oxford Playscripts: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy, David Calcutt
R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Tess Durbeyfield seems destined for a simple life. The daughter of simple people, in a simple town, she knows her place and is content. That is until her life changes when her drunken father discovers he is a member of an ancient aristocratic family, the d'Urbervilles. After an accident where the family's horse is killed, Tess's mother sends her to seek help from their wealthy 'relations', but will the acquaintance be a help, or send Tess and her family into further trouble and ruin?

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