The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major
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ISBN10: 
0192836358
ISBN13: 
9780192836359
Pages: 
416
Published: 
July 22nd 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
Rating: 
3.65

Hardy distrusted the application of nineteenth-century empiricism to history because he felt it marginalized important human elements. In The Trumpet Major, the tale of a woman courted by three competing suitors during the Napoleonic wars, he explores the subversive effects of ordinary human desire and conflicting loyalties on systematized versions of history. This edition restores Hardy's original punctuation and removes the bowdlerisms forced upon the text on its initial publication.

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