The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid A charming novella of 120 pages telling the romantic tale of milkmaid Margery and her tumultuous relationship with sensible Jim, a lime-burner. Margery meets a mysterious Baron and his friendly nature irks Jim. Like many of Hardy's works, it is a Wessex tale with beautifully described landscapes and full of wry comments.
About the Author
English author Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was a novelist, poet and Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot. He was highly critical of Victorian society, especially the declining status of rural people including those from his native South West England. While Hardy regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. He gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles.