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Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
This selection was the third that Hardy collected together himself for publication as a single volume. It reflects the experiences of a novelist who was at the height of his creative powers. The stories are thematically linked by a concern with the diverse problems of marriage.
Table of Contents
An imaginative woman -- The son's veto -- For conscience' sake -- A tragedy of two ambitions --On the western circuit -- To please his wife -- The fiddler of the reels -- A few crusted characters.