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.
“The Trumpet-Major” is the only historical novel of Hardy, first published in 1880. The book describes the love peripeteias of a young woman, Anne Garland, being pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the eponymous trumpet major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Bob, a flighty sailor; and Festus Derriman, the cowardly nephew of the local squire.
We present you the classic example of Hardy’s creation that became one of Hardy's most popular literary works. Enjoy the reading.