About this title:
As Baptista travels home to marry her parents' old neighbour, she encounters her lost lover. They elope together, but tragedy strikes unexpectedly on their wedding day and she returns to her parents to do her duty. Will her other, brief love remain a secret? United by the theme of love, the writings in the "Great Loves" series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love...
About the Author:
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist, short story writer and poet. Hardy initially trained as an architect in Dorchester before moving to London in 1862. In 1870, Hardy met Emma Lavinia Gifford, whom he married in 1874. Before their marriage he had published four novels and was earning his living as a writer. More novels followed and in 1878 the Hardys moved from Dorset to the London literary scene.
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