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* short yet informative introductions to the novels and different texts
* each one novel has its personal contents desk - simply navigate among chapters!
* some of the novels are absolutely illustrated with unique paintings – benefit from the actual flavour of the Victorian textual content in your eReader!
* details at the misplaced first novel ‘THE bad guy AND THE LADY', with a unprecedented novella and poem tracing its content
* numerous photos relating to Hardy and his works
* the entire brief tales with either chronological and alphabetical contents tables
* the compete performs – even together with the infrequent “Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall” to be had nowhere else as a electronic book
* all the poems with their very own separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables – locate that unique poem simply and quickly!
* the poems also are offered of their unique collections, each one with its personal table
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* distinct Hardy’s Wessex Map to accompany your interpreting of the novels
* boasts a different feedback part, with 6 diverse texts from different authors and critics, reading Hardy's literary paintings in detail
* comprises D.H Lawrence's long severe publication A examine OF THOMAS HARDY - first time in electronic print
* gains Hardy's wife's biographies - discover the nice writer's impressive existence intimately - to be had nowhere else

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Books are, with coinage, the first article of mass production, historically. Without the minting press and the printing press – and the currencies of wealth and of ideas they put into circulation – the modern world would not have happened. One has no way of knowing, but Master Caxton’s works of fiction, Malory’s Morte d’Arthur, and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales were probably the top sellers in our first bookseller’s very mixed list. 23 Sales mania Bestsellers The ability of the printing press to manufacture books in instantaneous over-supply answered, and inflamed, a reciprocal appetite in the consumer – what one might call ‘cultural impatience’.

A parallel success in Britain was enjoyed by the ‘Kailyard’ (cabbage patch – Scottish cabbage, that is) school – notably Ian Maclaren’s and J. M. e. ‘loose threads’). 48 The arrival of the lists, 1895–1910 Logically enough, it was in America that the first bestseller lists originated. The Adventures of Captain Horn, by Frank R. Stockton, claims the title of the first #1 listed bestseller in literary history. A rollicking ‘gold fever’ yarn, it coincided, excitingly, with contemporary gold-rushes to Alaska (a future bestselling author, Jack London, was actually hacking into the snowy wastes at the time; he would eventually strike it richer with bestselling fiction).

His life, ‘in my growing-up years … After reading it and thinking about it for a few days, I went to my mother and told her I wanted to be baptized’. Thus was the foe of the Evil Empire set on his path of righteousness. Bestsellers The 20th century opened with what was plausibly claimed to be the (then) fastest-selling novel of all time, Irving Bacheller’s Eben Holden (1900). It was, appropriately enough for the period, as millions poured through Ellis Island, a romance of immigration. Bacheller’s novel was propelled by dynamic advertising, as the 20th century’s accelerated tempo was reflected in a market ravenous for fast, aggressively ‘pushed’ fiction.

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