Nglish Literature: Thomas Hardy Essay.

This is for part of a third year course, and is to be of 2,000 words in length.

The essay question is laid out as follows:

Norman Page has divided Hardys short stories into the following categories: first, observations, often comical, of rural life; secondly, supernatural tales; thirdly, realistic and ironic stories of modern life; fourthly, historical tales of the Napoleonic period.
Write a comparative essay on short stories from at least two of these categories.”

Further details of the requirements for this essay are included in the attached instructions, as are also my choices for what aspects I would like you to focus on.
MLA referencing please.

I have included suggestions for secondary material in the attached instructions.