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Pair of Blue Eyes (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Collection)

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  • Seller:Wordery USA
  • Sales Rank:573,533
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:320
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):0.7 x 4.9 x 7.7
  • Publication Date:April 1, 1998
  • ISBN:1853262773
  • EAN:9781853262777
  • ASIN:1853262773
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Synopsis
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.

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