Portrait of Thomas Hardy by William Strang 1893. Henry Macbeth-Raeburn and Thomas Hardy have chosen as the subject of the frontispiece for the entire volume entitled Lifes Little Ironies A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled A Few Crusted Characters first published in volume form by Osgood McIlvaine in 1894 the town cross in the cathedral city of Melchester. Other articles where Lifes Little Ironies is discussed. Her poor neighbour could do no better than let the child go there. None of these stories are really short but theyre a lot shorter than Hardys novels and hes surprisingly good at writing them. Her former rival also a widow now but fairly well provided for offered for pitys sake to take the child as errand-boy small as he was her own son Jack being hard upon seventeen. Lifes Little Ironies is a collection of tales written by Thomas Hardy originally published in 1894 and republished with a slightly different collection of stories for the Uniform Edition in 19278There is a Prefatory Note to the revised edition written by the author which says this of the above contents. Of the following collection the first story An Imaginative Woman originally stood in. Ship This Item Qualifies for Free Shipping Buy Online Pick up in Store. Middle periodGroup of Noble Dames 1891 Lifes Little Ironies 1894 and A Changed Man 1913. Lifes Little Ironies 1894 which includes A Few Crusty Characters is a set of tales with some colloquial sketches set in Essex England. The proverbial phrase lifes little ironies was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. And to the richer womans house little Palmley straightway went. Unified by his quintessential irony strong visual sense and engaging characters they deal with the. 41 rows Lifes Little Ironies. Lifes little ironies. The sons veto -- For conscience sake -- A tragedy of two ambitions -- On the western circuit -- To please his wife -- The melancholy hussar of the German legion -- The fiddler of the reels -- A tradition of 1804 -- A few crusted characters. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One of Thomas Hardys little known characters Joana Phippard appears in his short story To Please His Wife included in the collection Lifes Little Ironies Sunday May 30 2021 Home. Short stories are a perfect way to enjoy and appreciate classic literature in reader-friendly bite-sized chunks.