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    The "Distracted Preacher" and Other Tales (Penguin English Library) (Paperback) By (author) Thomas Hardy, Edited by Susan Hill

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    DescriptionThe darkly passionate short stories of Thomas Hardy are compelling explorations of love, social class, superstition and legend. This collection contains many of his finest and most representative, and includes The Withered Arm', an eerie depiction of arcane witchcraft in nineteenth-century England; Barbara of the House of Grebe', in which a beautiful man's tragic disfigurement by fire is savagely exploited by his rival; The Son's Veto', showing the cruelty of an educated youth towards his ignorant but tender mother; and The Distracted Preacher', the story of one man's conflict between heartfelt love and his own sense of moral and civic duty. By turns moving and poetic, and surprisingly modern and brutally macabre, these eloquent tales may be numbered among the greatest creations of Hardy's genius.


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    Title
    The "Distracted Preacher" and Other Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Hardy, Edited by Susan Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140431247
    ISBN 10: 0140431241
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC21: 823.8
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    29 May 1980
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840. He wrote novels and poetry, much of which is set in the semi-imaginary county of Wessex. His novels include Far From the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'Urbervilles(1891) and Jude the Obscure (1895). He published his first volume of poetry, Wessex Poems, in 1898 and continued to publish collections of poems until his death on 11 January 1928.