Tomas Hardy was one of the most renowned writers, novelists and poets in English literary history. Published more than 25 literary works, including novels, short stories collections and poetry, Hardy is considered as an author of naturalism movement. It's no coincidence that it is the peasants who became the main protagonists of his literary works. Depicting the tragic fate of his characters, Hardy finds out the social base of psychological conflicts in Victorian England, and criticizes those beliefs, especially relating to marriage, education and religion.
“Desperate Remedies” is a first published novel that became the Hardy's breakthrough and brought him to the forefront of Victorian writers. There is a young woman, Cytherea Graye, in the center of plot, who once discovers that the man she loves, Edward Springrove, is already engaged to his cousin. After that Cytherea comes under the influence of Miss Aldclyffe's fascinating, manipulative steward Manston. The readers will become the participants of whirligig of intrigues, machinations, murder and romance.
We present you the classic example of realistic novel, that became one of Hardy's most popular literary works. Enjoy the reading.