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Paperback:Life's little ironies : strange, lively and commonplace / Thomas Hardy.:2002:[New ed.] / introduction and notes by Claire Seymour. Paperback Life's little ironies : strange, lively and commonplace / Thomas Hardy.
Life's little ironies : strange, lively and commonplace / Thomas Hardy.
Author: Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Author: Seymour, Claire, 1970-
Author: Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Publication year: 2002
Format: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] / introduction and notes by Claire Seymour.
Publisher: Ware : Wordsworth Classics,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781853261787 9781853261787 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Previous ed.: published as Selected short stories. 1995.
The phrase 'life's little ironies' is now proverbial, but it was coined by Thomas Hardy as the title for this volume of short stories. This collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism. Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. The proverbial phrase 'life's little ironies' was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the realistic portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the 'Chaucerian' humour and characterisation, the shrewd and critical psychology, the poignant estimate of human nature and the brooding sense of wonder at the essential mystery of life. The tales which make up Life's Little Ironies tenderly re-create a rapidly vanishing rural world and scrutinise the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life. They share the many concerns of Hardy's last great novels, such as
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