Thomas Hardy Selected Works 18 Volumes Complete Heron [1970]

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The Selected Works of Thomas Hardy 18 Volumes Complete

Hardy wrote about his native Wessex and the people he knew and understood – shepherds, tenant farmers and country squires. You might think that this would limit his scope. Yet he shocked polite Victorian society with his powerful novels Tess Of The d’Urbervilles and Jude The Obscure. Here was life in the raw, the impossible plight of the people who worked on the land, nature – cruel and relentless, and frustrated passions suddenly exposed. The real disappointments of love and life the world over, as Hardy saw them, tackled with honesty and courage. Although he portrayed life with a harsh vigour, he showed a gentle compassion for his hapless characters and lightened their load with a delicate humour.

Rare opportunity to purchase the complete Heron Books 18 volume edition of Thomas Hardy’s works. This edition contains;

  • Selected Poems
  • Far From The Madding Crowd
  • Tess Of The d’Urbervilles
  • Under The Greenwood Tree/The Well Beloved
  • A Pair Of Blue Eyes
  • The Hand Of Ethelberta
  • The Return Of The Native
  • The Trumpet–Major
  • The Mayor Of Casterbridge
  • The Woodlanders
  • Wessex Tales
  • A Group Of Noble Dames
  • Jude The Obscure
  • A Laodicean
  • A Changed Man
  • Two On A Tower
  • Desperate Remedies
  • Life’s Little Ironies


  • Publisher Heron Books, London; Undated circa 1970
  • Green Faux Leather Hardback with Gilt Titles and Decoration, Silk Ribbon Bookmark, Poems Volume is Navy Faux Leather
  • Endpapers Illustrated with a Map of Wessex
  • Size 205 x 125mm, 9kg

Condition: Good – Slight Marks to Page Edges, No Inscriptions, Good Complete Set

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