Thomas Hardy is known as a great poet and even greater novelist, who pushed the limits of literature in the late nineteenth century. However, his many short stories are not much read nowadays. This is a shame because ‘Petrick’s Lady’ is both a very funny piece and also a story that makes fun of some of the most important social conventions of Hardy’s time (2,445 words).
Illustrated English short stories at 5 levels with glossaries and audio. Reading and listening practice for English learners.
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