A Pair of Blue Eyes - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
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A Pair of Blue Eyes - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 05/12/1995
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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.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781853262777
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: New edition

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“A Pair of Blue Eyes”

It always feels a bit wrong reviewing a classic! But here we go anyway...

I've always felt Thomas Hardy was a good "classic" author to read because the stories he wrote still seem quite relevant to... More

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