A Laodicean

Thomas Hardy

200px|First edition, title page (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington), 1881 A Laodicean; or, The Castle of the De Stancys. A Story of To-Day is a novel by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1880-81 in Harper's New Monthly Magazine. The plot exhibits devices uncommon in Hardy's other fiction, such as falsified telegrams and faked photographs.