Penguin English Library Two On A Tower by Thomas HardyPenguin 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.
Formerly a prize-winning architectural student, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), went on to become a prolific novelist and poet. Against the backdrop of the 'partly real, partly dream-country' of Wessex in which so many of his novels are set, Two on a Tower explores a range of nineteenth-century concerns: sexuality, class, history, Darwinism,...
Title:Penguin English Library Two On A TowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141199431

ISBN - 13:9780141199436

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable This was pretty good. It's not the best Hardy novel but it's short and sweet. Will move you with it's classic sad ending.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this!! Underrated! Really enjoyed this classic!
Date published: 2017-04-23