The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales

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The darkly passionate short stories of Thomas Hardy are compelling explorations of love, social class, superstition and legend. This collection contains many of his finest and most representative, and includes -The Withered Arm, - an eerie depiction of arcane witchcraft in nineteenth-century England; -Barbara of the House of Grebe, - in which a beautiful man's tragic disfigurement by fire is savagely exploited by his rival; -The Son's Veto, - showing the cruelty of an educated youth towards his ignorant but tender mother; ...

The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales 1980, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140431247

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