A Mere Interlude (Penguin Great Loves)

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125 pp , IN ENGLISH, ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Thomas Hardy (Higher Bockhampton , Stinsford , near Dorchester, June 2, 1840 - Max Gate, January 11, 1928 ) , English novelist and poet , overcomes naturalism of his time. Although he published his first book last thirty , Hardy was not really a late writer. His first vocation was lyrical poetry. After failing in their attempts to publish poems, tried his luck with the novel, although gender despised because of their overly commercial and flamboyant character ( meretricious ) . The narrative of Hardy scored some success , although criticism raged at him for the materialist ideology , naturalist and pessimistic implicit in its very sad and depressing latest novels . Since 1895 he definitely abandoned the novel tenaciously pursue the development of its interesting lyrical work . Novels [edit edit code ] The action of all his novels is set in the English countryside , in a region named by the novelist as Wessex and is actually his native Dorset. Each city has its real equivalence Wessex in the names of Dorset ; well , Oxford received in Hardy's novels symbolic name Christminster . In this world all the events of his works are produced , although Hardy 's work goes beyond all possible manners while the landscape is symbolic of a very definite thought . Dorset dialect used as an example of ancient and noble English disappearing over the fate of modernity. Hardy 's worldview is atheist and a radical and obsessive pessimism, invasive blackness. His characters struggle again and again against a hostile destination; social and moral mediations hopelessly misplaced them and although they do what they can to survive, are caught in the blind determinism dominated by natural selection of Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer 's social and pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer universe . The fate of the characters is , however , sometimes altered by a momentary lucky that simulates an irony , since it works anticlimax for a dramatic

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As Baptista travels home to marry her parents’ old neighbour, she encounters her lost lover. They elope together, but tragedy strikes unexpectedly on their wedding day and she returns to her parents to do her duty. Will her other, brief love remain a secret?

United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love....

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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist, short story writer and poet. Hardy initially trained as an architect in Dorchester before moving to London in 1862. In 1870, Hardy met Emma Lavinia Gifford, whom he married in 1874. Before their marriage he had published four novels and was earning his living as a writer. More novels followed and in 1878 the Hardys moved from Dorset to the London literary scene.

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