Pair of Blue Eyes

Pair of Blue Eyes by HARDY THOMAS
By: HARDY THOMAS
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With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. 'A Pair of Blue Eyes', though early in the sequence of Hardy's novels, is lively and gripping. Its dramatic cliff-hanging episode, for example, is at once tense, ironic, feministic and erotic. With settings in Wessex and London, the novel also has some strongly autobiographical features, as the blue-eyed heroine, Elfride Swancourt, is based largely on Emma Gifford, who became Thomas Hardy's first wife. Elfride's vivacious nature attracts several lovers, but she is beset by sexual prejudice, and the ensuing ironies reveal the constraints of her times. 'A Pair of Blue Eyes' provides an engaging and moving experience for today's readers. AUTHOR: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) had a writing career which spanned more than fifty years, and he is now considered both a major novelist and poet. His tales of Wessex, a fictional amalgamation of various south-west counties, have a lasting appeal, and many, such as 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' and 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' have become popular television adaptations.
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9781853262777
Publication Date:
06 / 09 / 1995

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