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Thomas Hardy
Complete Works

thomas hardy

Desperate Remedies [1871]
Under the Greenwood Tree [1872]
A Pair of Blue Eyes [1873]
Far from the Madding Crowd [1874]
The Hand of Ethelberta [1876]
The Return of the Native [1878]
The Trumpet-Major John Loveday [1880]
A Laodicean [1881]
Two on a Tower [1882]
The Mayor of Casterbridge [1886]
The Woodlanders [1887]
Tess of the d’Urbervilles [1891]
Jude the Obscure [1895]
The Well-Beloved [1897]
Wessex Tales [1888]
A Group of Noble Dames [1891]
Life’s Little Ironies [1894]
A Changed Man and Other Tales [1913]
Uncollected Stories
Index of Stories
Wessex Poems and Other Verses [1898]
Poems of the Past and the Present [1901]
Time’s Laughingstocks and Other Verses [1909]
Satires of Circumstance with Miscellaneous Pieces [1914]
Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses [1917]
Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses [1923]
Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and Trifles [1925]
Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres [1928]
Uncollected Poems and Fragments
Index of Poems
Map of Wessex
Desperate Remedies
by thomas hardy
[Tinsley Brothers, 1871]

‘Though an unconnected course of adventure is what most frequently occurs in nature, yet the province of the romance-writer being artificial, there is more required from him than a mere compliance with the simplicity of reality.’
Sir W. Scott.
[The text follows the 1923 reprint of the Wessex Edition, Macmillan and Co. 1912.]
Knapwater House

desperate remedies

Prefatory Note
I. The Events of Thirty Years
1. December and January, 1835–36
2. From 1843 to 1861
3. October the Twelfth, 1863
4. October the Nineteenth
5. From October the Nineteenth to July the Ninth
II. The Events of a Fortnight
1. The Ninth of July
2. July the Eleventh
3. From the Twelfth to the Fifteenth of July
4. July the Twenty-First
III. The Events of Eight Days
1. From the Twenty-Second to the Twenty-Seventh of July
2. July the Twenty-Ninth
IV. The Events of One Day
1. August the Fourth. Till Four o’clock
2. Four o’clock
V. The Events of One Day
1. August the Eighth. Morning and Afternoon
2. Evening
3. Midnight
VI. The Events of Twelve Hours
1. August the Ninth. One to Two o’clock a.m.
2. Two to Five a.m.
3. Half-past Seven to Ten o’clock a.m.
4. Ten to Twelve o’clock a.m.
VII. The Events of Eighteen Days
1. August the Seventeenth
2. August the Twentieth
3. August the Twenty-Fifth
4. From August the Twenty-Sixth to September the First
5. September the Third
VIII. The Events of Eighteen Days
1. From the Third to the Nineteenth of September
2. September the Twentieth. Three to Four p.m.
3. Four to Five p.m.
4. Five to Six p.m.
5. Six to Seven p.m.
IX. The Events of Ten Weeks
1. From September the Twenty-First to the Middle of November
2. November the Eighteenth
3. November the Nineteenth. Daybreak
4. Eight to Ten o’clock a.m.
5. November the Twentieth
6. November the Twenty-First
7. From the Twenty-Second to the Twenty-Seventh of November
X. The Events of a Day and Night
1. November the Twenty-Eighth. Until Ten p.m.
2. From Ten to Half-past Eleven p.m.
3. Half-past Eleven to Twelve p.m.
4. Nine to Eleven p.m.
5. Midnight
6. Half-past Twelve to One a.m.
7. One to Two a.m.
XI. The Events of Five Days
1. November the Twenty-Ninth
2. From November the Twenty-Ninth to December the Second
3. December the Second. Afternoon
4. December the Third
5. December the Fourth
6. December the Fifth
XII. The Events of Ten Months
1. December to April
2. The Third of May
3. From the Fourth of May to the Twenty-First of June
4. From the Twenty-First of June to the End of July
5. From the First to the Twenty-Seventh of August
6. The Twenty-Seventh of August
7. The Early Part of September
8. The Tenth of September
9. The Eleventh of September
XIII. The Events of One Day
1. The Fifth of January. Before Dawn
2. Morning
3. Noon
4. Afternoon
5. Half-past Two to Five o’clock p.m.
6. Five to Eight o’clock p.m.
7. A Quarter-Past Eight o’clock p.m.
8. Half-past Eight o’clock p.m.
9. Half-past Eight to Eleven p.m.
10. Eleven o’clock p.m.
XIV. The Events of Five Weeks
1. From the Sixth to the Thirteenth of January
2. From the Eighteenth to the End of January
3. The First of February
4. The Twelfth of February
XV. The Events of Three Weeks
1. From the Twelfth of February to the Second of March
2. The Third of March
3. The Fifth of March
XVI. The Events of One Week
1. March the Sixth
2. March the Tenth
3. March the Eleventh
4. March the Twelfth
XVII. The Events of One Day
1. March the Thirteenth. Three to Six o’clock a.m.
2. Eight o’clock a.m.
3. Afternoon
XVIII. The Events of Three Days
1. March the Eighteenth
2. March the Twentieth. Six to Nine o’clock p.m.
3. From Nine to Ten o’clock p.m.
XIX. The Events of a Day and Night
1. March the Twenty-First. Morning
2. Afternoon
3. From Five to Eight o’clock p.m.
4. From Eight to Eleven o’clock p.m.
5. From Eleven o’clock to Midnight
6. From Midnight to Half-past One a.m.
XX. The Events of Three Hours
1. March the Twenty-Third. Mid-day
2. One to Two o’clock p.m.
XXI. The Events of Eighteen Hours
1. March the Twenty-Ninth. Noon
2. Six o’clock p.m.
3. Seven o’clock p.m.
4. March the Thirtieth. Daybreak
Prefatory Note
The following novel, the first published by the author, was written nineteen years ago, at a time when he was feeling his way to a method. The principles observed in its composition are, no doubt, too exclusively those in which mystery, entanglement, surprise, and moral obliquity are depended on for exciting interest; but some of the scenes, and at least one or two of the characters, have been deemed not unworthy of a little longer preservation; and as they could hardly be reproduced in a fragmentary form the novel is reissued complete—the more readily that it has for some considerable time been reprinted and widely circulated in America.
January 1889.
To the foregoing note I have only to add that, in the present edition of Desperate Remedies , some Wessex towns and other places that are common to the scenes of several of this series of stories have been called for the first time by the names under which they appear elsewhere, for the satisfaction of any reader who may care for consistency in such matters.
This is the only material change; for, as it happened that certain characteristics which provoked most discussion in my latest story were present in this my first—published in 1871, when there was no French name for them—it has seemed best to let them stand unaltered.
February 1896.
The reader may discover, when turning over this sensational and strictly conventional narrative, that certain scattered reflections and sentiments therein are the same in substance with some in the Wessex Poems and others, published many years later. The explanation of such tautology is that the poems were written before the novel, but as the author could not get them printed, he incontinently used here whatever of their content came into his head as being apt for the purpose—after dissolving it into prose, never anticipating at that time that the poems would see the light.
T. H.
August 1912.

The Events of Thirty Years
1. December and January, 1835–36
In the long and intricately inwrought chain of circumstance which renders worthy of record some experiences of Cytherea Graye, Edward Springrove, and others, the first event directly influencing the issue was a Christmas visit.
In the above-mentioned year, 1835, Ambrose Graye, a young architect who had just begun the practice of his profession in the midland town of Hocbridge, to the north of Christminster, went to London to spend the Christmas holidays with a friend who lived in Bloomsbury. They had gone up to Cambridge in the same year, and, after graduating together, Huntway, the friend, had taken orders.
Graye was handsome, frank, and gentle. He had a quality of thought which, exercised on homeliness, was humour; on nature, picturesqueness; on abstractions, poetry. Being, as a rule, broadcast, it was all three.
Of the wickedness of the world he was too forgetful. To discover evil in a new friend is to most people only an additional experience: to him it was ever a surprise.
While in London he became acquainted with a retired officer in the Navy named Bradleigh, who, with his wife and their daughter, lived in Dukery Street, not far from Russell Square. Though they were in no more than comfortable circumstances, the captain’s wife came of an ancient family whose genealogical tree was interlaced with some of the most illustrious and well-known in the kingdom.
The young lady, their daughter, seemed to Graye by far the most beautiful and queenly being he had ever beheld. She was about nineteen or twenty

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