Penguin English Library Two On A Tower by Thomas Hardy

Penguin English Library Two On A Tower

byThomas Hardy

Paperback | August 28, 2012

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The Penguin English Library Edition of Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy 'Then they proceeded to scan the sky, roving from planet to star, from single stars to double stars, from double to coloured stars...' Hardy's atmospheric, moving story of star-crossed lovers shows human beings at the mercy of forces far beyond their control, setting a tragic drama of human passion and conflict against a background of vast stellar space and scientific discovery. Two on a Tower tells the story of Lady Constantine, who breaks all the rules of decorum when she falls in love with the beautiful youth Swithin St Cleeve, her social inferior and ten years her junior. Together, in an ancient monument converted into an astronomical observation tower, they create their own private universe - until the pressures of the outside world threaten to destroy it. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840 and became an apprentice architect at the age of sixteen. He spent his twenties in London, where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great source of inspiration for his writing. Between 1871 and 1897 he wrote fourteen novels, includi...
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Title:Penguin English Library Two On A TowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141199431

ISBN - 13:9780141199436

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