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The Trumpet Major

by Hardy, Thomas

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  • Hardcover
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London: The Folio Society, 1990. Nice copy. Bright and fresh in clean strong slipcase. First printing by Folio Society. . First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket (In slipcase). Illus. by Peter Reddick. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840. In his writing, he immortalized the site of his birth—Egdon Heath, in Dorset, near Dorchester. Delicate as a child, he was taught at home by his mother before he attended grammar school. At sixteen, Hardy was apprenticed to an architect, and for many years, architecture was his profession; in his spare time, he pursued his first and last literary love, poetry. Finally convinced that he could earn his living as an author, he retired from architecture, married, and devoted himself to writing. An extremely productive novelist, Hardy published an important book every year or two. In 1896, disturbed by the public outcry over the unconventional subjects of his two greatest novels— Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure —he announced that he was giving up fiction and afterward produced only poetry. In later years, he received many honors. He died on January 11, 1928, and was buried in Poet’s Corner, in Westminster Abbey. It was as a poet that he wished to be remembered, but today critics regard his novels as his most memorable contribution to English literature for their psychological insight, decisive delineation of character, and profound presentation of tragedy.

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Bookseller
Timothy Norlen Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
013007
Title
The Trumpet Major
Author
Hardy, Thomas
Illustrator
Peter Reddick
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket (In slipcase)
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Folio Society
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1990
Bookseller catalogs
Classic Authors;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Timothy Norlen Bookseller

I am a internet based bookstore that specializes in Modern First Editions, film sources, Mystery and Detective fiction and Western Americana. I have approximately 10,000 books, primarily first editions with about 1300 of them signed by the author. I try and stock only books that are sound, clean and attractive.

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