But Hardy Can Be Funny
Posted by Cassia on September 24, 1998 at 10:18:43:
In response to Why I don't read Hardy..., written by The Mysterious H.C. on September 18, 1998 at 00:04:12
] ] 1) I basically never read Hardy because he's always so miserable.
] ] 3) Now that I've seen the broadcast, I've lost all desire to continue.;-)
Hardy can be a bit of a misery, although I wouldn't call Far from the Madding Crowd a tragedy, it ends optimistically after all the pathos. Hardy, however, is quite capable of being funny. His novels Three (or is it Two? Anyway,)Noble Dames is very funny, as is Under the Greenwood Tree which I once accidently picked up when I was looking for The Woodlanders, the most miseralbe of all of the novels I've read.
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