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Pair of Blue Eyes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication date January 1, 1998
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781853262777
ISBN-10 1853262773
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
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Original list price $3.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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