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Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy (Penguin Classics)

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Discover “Desperate Remedies” by Thomas Hardy, the compelling debut novel of one of England’s most acclaimed authors. Published in 1871, this gripping tale combines elements of sensation fiction, romance, and mystery, showcasing Hardy’s early literary prowess and his ability to craft intricate plots filled with unexpected twists.

The story revolves around Cytherea Graye, a young woman who, after the sudden death of her father, finds herself in dire financial straits. In her desperation, she accepts a position as a lady’s maid to Miss Aldclyffe, a mysterious and wealthy woman with a hidden past. As Cytherea navigates her new life, she becomes entangled in a web of secrets, deceit, and romantic entanglements.

At the heart of the novel is a complex love triangle involving Cytherea, the charming and enigmatic architect Aeneas Manston, and her true love, Edward Springrove. As dark secrets from the past come to light, Cytherea must make difficult choices to uncover the truth and secure her future. Hardy masterfully builds suspense, weaving themes of fate, social class, and moral ambiguity throughout the narrative.

“Desperate Remedies” is notable for its rich character development and its atmospheric settings, which vividly bring Victorian England to life. Hardy’s exploration of the human condition and his critique of societal norms are evident even in this early work, hinting at the depth and complexity that would define his later novels.

Order your copy of “Desperate Remedies” by Thomas Hardy and delve into a thrilling story of love, intrigue, and the lengths to which people will go when faced with desperate circumstances. This novel not only marks the beginning of Hardy’s illustrious career but also offers a captivating read that continues to resonate with audiences today.


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