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Thomas Hardy's Life's Little Ironies 1894


Title: Life's Little Ironies
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Osgood,
Publication Date: 1894
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Markings to boards,wear to spine ends, age spots to endpapers otherwise tanned but clean pages.

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Reader's note

A gorgeous green and gold 1894 edition of Life's Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy. 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. Unified by his quintessential irony, strong visual sense, and engaging characters, they deal with the tragic and the humorous, the metaphysical and the magical. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life. Grab this rare edition while you can! A gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore.