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A Group of Noble Dames

By Thomas Hardy

1891 - London - James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co.

7" by 5"; 271pp.

 
 


 
 

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A first edition of this collection of short stories by revered author Thomas Hardy.

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.

A Group of Noble dames is an 1891 collection of short stories written by Thomas Hardy. It is a frame narrative in which ten members of a club each tell one story about a noble dame in the 17th or 18th century.

CONDITION

In a half green crushed morocco leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Joints are tender but still reasonably firm. There is some damage to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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