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A Pair of Blue Eyes

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Elfride Swancourt is the daughter of the Rector of Endelstow, a remote sea-swept parish in Corwall based on St Juliot, where Hardy began A Pair of Blue Eyes during the beginning of his courtship of his first wife, Emma. Blue-eyed and high-spirited, Elfride has little experience of the world beyond, and becomes entangled with two men: the boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary man, Henry Knight. The former friends become rivals, and Elfride faces an agonizing choice.

Written at a crucial time in Hardy's life, A Pair of Blue Eyes expresses more directly than any of his novels the events and social forces that made him the writer he was. Elfride's dilemma mirrors the difficult decision Hardy himself had to make with this novel: to pursue the profession of architecture, where he was established, or literature, where he had yet to make his name. This updated edition contains a new introduction, bibliography, and chronology.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Alan Manford is Head of English at Holy Trinity School, Birmingham, U,K.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199538492
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, Defendant
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Introduction by:
Dolin, Tim
Introduction:
Dolin, Tim
Editor:
Manford, Alan
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Author:
null, Thomas
Author:
null, Tim
Author:
Dolin, Tim
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Manford, Alan
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 halftones
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.60x5.00x.90 in. .65 lbs.

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