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A Group of Noble Dames
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date July 27, 2015
Pages 180
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781515246244
ISBN-10 1515246248
Dimensions 0.41 by 7 by 10 in.
Original list price $7.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A Group of Noble Dames - A Collection of Short Stories by Thomas Hardy - A Group of Noble Dames is an 1891 collection of short stories written by Thomas Hardy. It is a frame narrative in which ten members of a club each tell one story about a noble dame in the 17th or 18th century. All ten stories were published in serial magazines before Hardy collected them into book form. "The Duchess of Hamptonshire" and "The Honourable Laura" were written relatively early in Hardy's career, in 1878 and 1881 respectively. "The First Countess of Wessex" and "The Lady Penelope" were written in 1888-89. Hardy revised all four of these stories significantly before adding them to the collection in 1891. The remaining six stories were written in early 1890 and published in bowdlerised form in a special Christmas number of The Graphic in December 1890. Hardy collected all ten stories together for the first time in A Group of Noble Dames, which was published in England by Osgood, McIlvaine, & Co. and in America by Harper & Brothers in 1891. The critical reception of the book was mixed.

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