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Life"s little ironies

Thomas Hardy

Life"s little ironies

a set of tales. With some colloquial sketches, entitled A few crusted characters.

by Thomas Hardy

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesWessex novels, v. 14
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4750 L44 1925
The Physical Object
Pagination301p.
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16025754M

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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 by: 8.

The phrase `life's little ironies' is now proverbial, but it was coined by Hardy as the title for this, his third volume of short stories. While the tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels, they are powerful works in their own right/5.

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Condition: New. Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback,Book Condition: New, Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury The proverbial phrase life s little ironies was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories/5().

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The Son’s Veto2. For Conscience’ Sake3. A Tragedy of Two Ambitions4. On the Western Circuit5. To Please His Wife6.

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