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Life's Little Ironies

(1894)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The phrase 'life's little ironies' is now proverbial, but it was coined by Hardy as the title for this, his third volume of short stories. While the tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels, they are powerful works in their own right. Unified by his quintessential irony, strong visual sense, and engaging characters, they deal with the tragic and the humorous, the metaphysical and the magical. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin-de-siecle bourgeois life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: A Set of Tales, with Some Colloquial Sketches, Entitled, a Few Crusted Characters
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0-343-57713-5 / 978-0-343-57713-1 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Large Print Edition)
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November 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Works Of Thomas Hardy Volume 8 - Life's Little Ironies (The Works of Thomas Hardy)
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November 2007 : USA Leather Bound

Title: Works Of Thomas Hardy Volume 8 - Life's Little Ironies (Leather Bound) (The Works of Thomas Hardy)
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lifes Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4218-0871-4 / 978-1-4218-0871-0 (USA edition)
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October 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4043-1388-5 / 978-1-4043-1388-0 (USA edition)
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December 1952 : UK Hardback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 0-333-05245-5 / 978-0-333-05245-7 (UK edition)
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May 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-09-654148-3 / 978-1-09-654148-6
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: A Set of Tales, with Some Colloquial Sketches, Entitled, a Few Crusted Characters
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (annotated)
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ISBN: 1-5171-9219-6 / 978-1-5171-9219-8 (USA edition)
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Perfect Library)
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ISBN: 1-5118-2035-7 / 978-1-5118-2035-6 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life?s Little Ironies: (Thomas Hardy Classics Collection)
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ISBN: 1-5025-5440-2 / 978-1-5025-5440-6 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-5024-4474-7 / 978-1-5024-4474-5 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4068-4196-X / 978-1-4068-4196-1 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-5009-0464-3 / 978-1-5009-0464-7 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lifes Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4929-5079-3 / 978-1-4929-5079-0 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4895-4621-9 / 978-1-4895-4621-0 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4849-2386-3 / 978-1-4849-2386-3 (USA edition)
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January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Large Edition
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ISBN: 1-4270-2794-3 / 978-1-4270-2794-8 (Canada edition)
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April 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
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ISBN: 1-4270-4170-9 / 978-1-4270-4170-8 (Canada edition)
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January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Comfort Edition
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January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Edition
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January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Large Bold Edition
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January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
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ISBN: 1-4270-3183-5 / 978-1-4270-3183-9 (Canada edition)
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
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January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-4385-1145-0 / 978-1-4385-1145-0 (USA edition)
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Oxford World's Classics)
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0-19-954969-9 / 978-0-19-954969-6 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-84718-852-4 / 978-1-84718-852-6 (UK edition)
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-4378-1090-X / 978-1-4378-1090-5 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Works Of Thomas Hardy Volume 8 - Life's Little Ironies (Paperbound) (The Works of Thomas Hardy)
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-4227-4049-8 / 978-1-4227-4049-1 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
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November 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [EasyRead Edition]
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ISBN: 1-4250-1688-X / 978-1-4250-1688-3 (Canada edition)
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September 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [EasyRead Large Bold Edition]
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September 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [EasyRead Large Edition]
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September 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition]
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November 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition]
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ISBN: 1-4250-4139-6 / 978-1-4250-4139-7 (Canada edition)
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled a Few Crusted Characters
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-4346-4899-0 / 978-1-4346-4899-0 (USA edition)
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled a Few Crusted Characters
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-4346-4900-8 / 978-1-4346-4900-3 (USA edition)
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Thomas Defendant Hardy
ISBN: 1-4065-2327-5 / 978-1-4065-2327-0 (UK edition)
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4069-5527-2 / 978-1-4069-5527-9 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback

Title: Life's Little Ironies
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-84262-347-8 / 978-1-84262-347-3 (UK edition)
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lifes Little Ironies
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1-59540-521-6 / 978-1-59540-521-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies: A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled A Few Crusted Characters
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ISBN: 1-4179-0921-8 / 978-1-4179-0921-6 (USA edition)
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May 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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ISBN: 1-4043-1389-3 / 978-1-4043-1389-7 (USA edition)
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October 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Oxford World's Classics)
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0-19-283663-3 / 978-0-19-283663-2 (UK edition)
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October 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Pocket Classics S.)
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ISBN: 0-86299-069-6 / 978-0-86299-069-5 (UK edition)
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (Wordsworth Classics)
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ISBN: 1-85326-178-5 / 978-1-85326-178-7 (UK edition)
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March 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (World's Classics)
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0-19-283177-1 / 978-0-19-283177-4 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Life's Little Ironies
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September 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Life's Little Ironies (annotated)
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July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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March 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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July 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Life's Little Ironies [with Biographical Introduction] (Oxford World's Classics)
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
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