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The trumpet-major - Thomas Hardy

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Title
The trumpet-major - a tale
Author
Thomas Hardy
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980507

Anne Garland, who lives with her widowed mother in a mill owned by Miller Loveday, has three suitors: the local squire's nephew Festus and the miller's two sons, Robert and John. While Festus' aggressive pursuit deters the young woman from considering him as a husband, the indecisive Anne wavers between light-hearted Bob and gentle, steadfast John. But as their Wessex village prepares for possible invasion by Napoleon's fleet, all find their destinies increasingly tangled with the events of history. The Loveday brothers, one a sailor and one a soldier, must wrestle with their commitments to their country and their feelings for Anne. Lyrical and light-hearted, yet shot through with irony, The Trumpet-Major (1880) is one of Hardy's most unusual novels and a fascinating tale of love and desire.

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Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840 and became an apprentice architect at the age of sixteen. He spent his twenties in London, where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great source of inspiration for his writing. Between 1871 and 1897 he wrote fourteen novels, including Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. This final work was received savagely; thereafter Hardy turned away from novels and spent the last thirty year of his life focusing on poetry. He died in 1928.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Soldiers - England - Wessex - History - 19th century - Fiction.|Country life - England - Wessex - History - 19th century - Fiction.|Courtship - England - Wessex - History - 19th century - Fiction.|Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 - Fiction.|Wessex (England) - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
359

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