A Laodicean A Story of To-day

By: Thomas Hardy
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Laodicean: A Story of To-day" by Thomas Hardy intricately weaves elements of Victorian literature into a captivating romance, exploring themes of social class, industrialization, and the complexities of human relationships. Against the backdrop of a changing society, Hardy crafts a tale of love and ambition, where characters grapple with the ambiguity of their desires amidst the pressures of social expectations and industrial progress. With Gothic elements infused into the narrative, including haunting architecture and symbolic imagery, the novel delves into the darker facets of human nature and the inevitable hand of fate. As characters navigate the intricacies of love triangles and marriage, Hardy provides a melancholic critique of society's rigid hierarchies and the impact of modernity on traditional values. Through its exploration of romance and societal critique, "A Laodicean" offers readers a poignant reflection on the human condition and the timeless struggles of individuals caught between ambition and societal constraints. Hardy's masterful storytelling evokes a sense of longing and melancholy, inviting readers to ponder the complexities of love, fate, and the ever-changing landscape of society.

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Thomas Hardy

Prominent English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) is renowned for having had a significant influence on Victorian and early 20th-century literature. Hardy, who was born in Dorset, England, on June 2, 1840, came from a working-class family to become one of the greatest writers of his day. Hardy explored themes like love, fate, and the conflict between old and modern values in his works, which frequently portrayed the harsh reality of rural life. "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886), "The Return of the Native" (1878), "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874), and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891) are a few notable works. His writing was distinguished by a close relationship to nature and a sharp understanding of human nature. Hardy was a talented poet in addition to his novelist, as evidenced by collections like "Wessex Poems" (1898) and "Poems of the Past and Present" (1902). Hardy's writings were increasingly more well-known throughout the 20th century for their realistic and profound psychological depth. Thomas Hardy's literary talents have ensured his enduring legacy as a master poet and storyteller, notwithstanding some debate around the seeming pessimism in his latter novels.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 334 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363052524
  • ISBN-13: 9789363052529
  • Item Weight: 434.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.5mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary