Desperate Remedies

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Author: Thomas Hardy

Prefatory Note

The following story, 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 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 these 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.

T.H. February 1896.

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Chicago: Thomas Hardy, "Prefatory Note," Desperate Remedies, ed. Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915 and trans. Evans, Sebastian in Desperate Remedies Original Sources, accessed June 1, 2020, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Y4YL3UUH9G4B7J1.

MLA: Hardy, Thomas. "Prefatory Note." Desperate Remedies, edited by Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915, and translated by Evans, Sebastian, in Desperate Remedies, Original Sources. 1 Jun. 2020. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Y4YL3UUH9G4B7J1.

Harvard: Hardy, T, 'Prefatory Note' in Desperate Remedies, ed. and trans. . cited in , Desperate Remedies. Original Sources, retrieved 1 June 2020, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Y4YL3UUH9G4B7J1.