The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

ISBN: 0192836358

ISBN 13: 9780192836359

Publication Date: July 22, 1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 416

Format: Paperback

Author: Thomas Hardy

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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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