A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy

A Group of Noble Dames

byThomas Hardy

Kobo ebook | June 4, 2016

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A collection of short stories written by Thomas Hardy. The stories are contained by a frame narrative in which ten members of a club each tell one story about a noble dame in the 17th or 18th century. While not exactly poking fun at nobility, the nobles themselves did not like the stories.  One can only wonder why.  This is what the preface says: "The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of any touch of nature as a table of logarithms. But given a clue—the faintest tradition of what went on behind the scenes, and this dryness as of dust may be transformed into a palpitating drama. Out of such pedigrees and supplementary material most of the following stories have arisen and taken shape."  This is a classic literary work not to be missed.

 

Title:A Group of Noble DamesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 4, 2016Publisher:Doris PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051848205

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