📚 Book Lovin' Geek Mamas are on a mission to promote a love of books and reading to everyone. We help our visitors to find their next favorite book. Our authors regularly create and post so-called listicles (also known as booklists) on various mostly tech-related topics.

Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate Collection

There are countless Thomas Hardy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Penguin Classics) (2003)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her ‘cousin’ Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy , Tim Dolin , et al.

The Return of the Native (Penguin Classics) (1999)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionTempestuous Eustacia Vye passes her days dreaming of passionate love and the escape it may bring from the small community of Egdon Heath.  Hearing that Clym Yeobright is to return from Paris, she sets her heart on marrying him, believing that through him she can leave rural life and find fulfilment elsewhere. But she is to be disappointed, for Clym has dreams of his own, and they have little in common with Eustacia’s.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy, Tony Slade

The Woodlanders (Oxford World’s Classics) (2009)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionLove and the erratic heart are at the center of Hardy’s “woodland story.” Set in the beautiful Blackmoor Vale, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-to-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of the dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Felice Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy , Dale Kramer, et al.

Under the Greenwood Tree (2015)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionUnder The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy tells the story of the activities of a group of church musicians, the Mellstock parish choir, one of whom, Dick Dewy, becomes romantically involved with a new school mistress, Fancy Day. This is a classic tale and one of Hardy’s most loved works, a great addition to any collection.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy – Jude The Obscure (2016)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionHardy’s masterpiece traces a poor stonemason’s ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin. No Victorian institution is spared — marriage, religion, education — and the outrage following publication led the embittered author to renounce fiction. Modern critics hail this novel as a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d’Urbervilles (2017)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionTess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Booksize: 8,5 x 11
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy ((Wordsworth Poetry Library)) (1998)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionThomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field. His extraordinary stamina and a consistent individuality of style and vision made him a survivor, immune to literary fashion. At the start of the twenty-first century his reputation stands higher than it ever did, even in his own lifetime.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved and the Well-Beloved (Penguin Classics) (1998)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn   (1892) and   (1897), Hardy writes two different versions of a strange story set in the weird landscape of Portland.The central figure is a man obsessed both with the search for his ideal woman and with sculpting the perfect figure of a naked Aphrodite.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy, Patricia Ingham

Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) (1998)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionThomas Hardy abandoned the novel form at the turn of the century, probably after public reaction to Jude the Obscure, but continued to write verse displaying a wide variety of metrical styles and stanza forms and a broad scope of tone and attitude.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy, Robert Mezey

Tess of the d’Urbervilles: By Thomas Hardy – Illustrated (2017)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow is this book unique? About Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionFar From the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy’s fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. Critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive. Hardy revised the text extensively for the 1895 edition and made further changes for the 1901 edition.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D’urbervilles (2014)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionTess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D’urbervilles (2015)

 Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate CollectionTess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy’s masterpiece, Tess of the d’Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England.
Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Best Thomas Hardy Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some thomas hardy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Thomas Hardy’s Elegiac Prose and Poetry

Author(s): Galia Benziman
ID: 2254831, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

A History Of Psychology: From Antiquity To Modernity

Author(s): Thomas Hardy Leahey
ID: 2792104, Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

The Expression of Things : Themes in Thomas Hardy's Fiction and Poetry

Author(s): John Hughes
ID: 2992900, Publisher: Sussex Academic Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

Rate article
Add a comment

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: