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Life's Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

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Life's Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

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Contains tales that tenderly re-create a vanishing rural world and scrutinise the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life. This book contains tales and sketches that possess the wealth of description, the portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the 'Chaucerian' humour and characterisation, the shrewd and critical psychology.

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The proverbial phrase 'life's little ironies' was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the realistic portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the 'Chaucerian' humour and characterisation, the shrewd and critical psychology, the poignant estimate of human nature and the brooding sense of wonder at the essential mystery of life. The tales which make up Life's Little Ironies tenderly re-create a rapidly vanishing rural world and scrutinise the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life. They share the many concerns of Hardy's last great novels, such as the failure of modern marriage and the insidious effects of social ambition on the family and community life. Ranging widely in length and complexity, they are unified by Hardy's quintessential irony, which embraces both the farcical and the tragic aspects of human existence.

Additional Information

SKU GOR000514180
Title Life's Little Ironies
Author By (author) Thomas Hardy
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year Published 1996
Page Number 208
ISBN 1853261785
ISBN13 9781853261787
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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