A Changed Man and Other Tales

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A Changed Man and Other Tales is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913,[1] although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900.[2] There are eleven short stories and a novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. At the end of the book there is a map of the imaginary Wessex of Hardy's novels and poems.[3] Six of the stories were published before 1891 and therefore lacked international copyright protection when the collection began to be sold in October 1913.[4]

Table of contents

  • A Changed Man
  • A Waiting Supper
  • Alicia's Diary
  • The Grave by the Handpost
  • Enter a Dragoon
  • A Tryst at an Ancient Earthwork
  • What the Shepherd Saw
  • A Committee-Man of 'The Terror'
  • Master John Horseleigh, Knight
  • The Duke's Reappearance
  • A Mere Interlude
  • The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid


  1. A Changed Man and Other Tales. New York & London: Harper and Brothers. 1913.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Hardy, Thomas". The Book Review Digest. 9. 1913. p. 233.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "map of Wessex". A Changed Man and Other Tales. 1913.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Ray, Martin (Oct 1995). "Thomas Hardy's "What the Shepherd Saw"". Yale University Library Gazette. 70 (1/2): 65–71.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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