The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

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With an Introduction and Notes by Charles P.C. Pettit.

Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, The Trumpet Major is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical events on the immemorial local way of life - the glamour of the coming of George III and his soldiery, fears of the press-gang and invasion, and the effect of distant but momentous events like the Battle of Trafalgar.

He interweaves a compelling, bitter-sweet romantic love story of the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of the heroine Anne Garland, played out against the loves of a lively gallery of other characters. While there are elements of sadness and even tragedy, The Trumpet-Major shows Hardy's skills of story-telling, characterisation and description in a novel of vitality, comedy and warmth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 182g
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1853262463
  • 9781853262463
  • 45,529

About Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, geb. 1840, ging nach der Architektenlehre nach London und begann neben seiner Arbeit als Kirchenrestaurator zu schreiben. Ab 1871 Veröffentlichungen (Wessex-Romane). Der Autor verstarb 1928; er hinterließ ein umfangreiches Werk - außer Romanen auch fast 1000 Gedichte.
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