Synopses & Reviews
Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
Rich with biographical echoes, this novel reveals the full emergence of the schematic ironies which characterize Hardy's later works. The loving nature of the heroine, Elfride Swancourt, pervades this novel, which has an unpolished charm.