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Wessex Tales (1888) [Collection]
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In this, his first collection of short stories, Hardy sought to record the legends, superstitions, local customs, and lore of a Wessex that was rapidly passing out of memory. But these tales also portray the social and economic stresses of 1880s Dorset, and reveal Hardy's growing scepticism about the possibility of achieving personal and sexual satisfaction in the modern world. By turns humorous, ironic, macabre, and elegiac, these seven stories show the range of Hardy's story-telling genius.


  • An Imaginative Woman
  • The Three Strangers
  • The Withered Arm
  • Fellow-Townsmen
  • Interlopers at the Knap
  • The Distracted Preacher

Original title: Wessex Tales
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Wessex Tales (1888)
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Language: English

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Wessex Tales (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192835581
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 248
Notes: Introduction by Kathryn R. King

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Wessex Tales (1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9780582254053
Pages: 344

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Wessex Tales (1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262692
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.6 in
Pages: 189

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