By Richard Marsh
They are saying that each one is reasonable in love and warfare, and during this mystery from well known British writer Richard Marsh, what starts off as a narrative of romance quickly becomes anything that extra heavily resembles an armed conflict. Will the newlyweds triumph over the evil of their midst and dwell fortunately ever after? try out A Duel to determine.
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Hardy described his new novel to Leslie Stephen as 舠a pastoral tale,舡 and the very title of the novel announced its rural pedigree. The author derived his title from the nineteenth stanza of Thomas Gray舗s well-known 舠Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard舡 (1751), a pastoral meditation on the undistinguished but not undignified lives of rural dwellers: Far from the madding [frenzied] crowd舗s ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn舗d to stray; Along the cool sequester舗d vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Hardy suffers from an undiagnosed debilitating illness and is confined to bed for six months. During this time he dictates a novel, A Laodicean, to his wife. 1881 Hardy and his wife, their marriage strained, leave London for the town of Wimborne in Dorset. Hardy researches a novel on astronomy to be entitled Two on a Tower; it will be published in 1882. 1883 The Hardys move to Dorchester, where Hardy designs and begins construction of a house; his father and brother perform the construction work.
Hardy researches a novel on astronomy to be entitled Two on a Tower; it will be published in 1882. 1883 The Hardys move to Dorchester, where Hardy designs and begins construction of a house; his father and brother perform the construction work. 1885 The Hardys move into Max Gate, henceforth his permanent residence, a mile outside Dorchester and two miles from his birthplace; here he will write some of his greatest novels. 1886 The Mayor of Casterbridge is published (Casterbridge is Hardy舗s name for Dorchester).
A Duel by Richard Marsh