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Poems of the Past and the Present [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Hardy
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 151 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SQTAO4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,690 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful poetry 17 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hardy wanted to be remembered as a poet more than a novelist and the range and variety of his works demonstrate his ability, and why he is such a powerful poet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poems Past and Present 24 Feb. 2014
By suey47
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Another fabulous book of poems from the past and present

I absolutely adore these poetry books

Just one of my Many digital downloads for my Kindle

Really simple to download and keep all your titles in one place

If you change your Reader or need to download them on another machine it is so easy

Just register your device in the settings and away you go

It just couldn't be simpler

Great books and lots of them are free to download as well

Highly recommend using Amazon for all your digital downloads
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poems of the past & the present by Thomas Hardy 14 Jun. 2013
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Loving all the works of Hardy I enjoyed this,but some poems were ones not familiar to me & which I would not read again as I did not 'connect 'with them.However,a couple of my favourites were there which was good.I'm glad this was free as I don't feel it would be worth buying.I think this is one for dedicated Hardy fans only.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Heavy Study in Places 13 May 2013
By Book-e
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Although I like Hardy's style, I found some of these poems a trifle heavy, even taking into account the plethora of allegorical mythological references which littered poetry during this period.

I enjoyed Embarcation, a poignant, incisively view of soldiers going off to fight for what amounted, in Hardy's eyes, to a senseless war. Christmas Ghost Story took a well-earned cynical look at the ideology of war from a religious standpoint.

The Darkling Thrush will probably always be my favourite Hardy poem: It is such a clever creation, evoking elements of Nature, Life and Death in a few short verses; and using the song of the thrush as a vehicle.

This is useful collection for anyone wanting an insight into a broad brush range of Hardy's poetry, as well as his philosophies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great poems 20 Jan. 2013
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This book has swelled my poetry collection and enabled me to study another creative mind with a view to adapting and refining my own work
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