A Tragedy of Two Ambitions
"A Tragedy of Two Ambitions" is a short story by Thomas Hardy and was published in his collection Life's Little Ironies in 1894.
In this story, Hardy tells the story of two brothers who are so ambitious to get out of their social environment that they ignore moral values and willingly accept their father's death and hide all that from their sister.
The story is divided in five chapters and follows the dramatic structure of classical drama.
The story is set in Narrowbourne, which was Hardy's name for West Coker in Somerset.
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