Short Stories by Thomas Hardy
Edited By Mike Royston
92 p. illus.
This edition combines three short stories by Thomas Hardy with an in-depth study guide in the form of a running commentary. "Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver," "The Withered Arm," and "Old Mrs. Chundle" are presented so that even the novice to Hardy's work can appreciate them fully. A full introduction covers a brief account of the author's life and historical backgrounds for each of the stories. Boxes at the beginning of each story, and at other key points, suggest which themes are most crucial to the reader's understanding of the text. Also included is a complete glossary of most words or phrases that the reader may find unfamiliar.
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