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By Thomas Hardy

ISBN-10: 0192840738

ISBN-13: 9780192840738

'Elfride Swancourt used to be a lady whose feelings lay very close to the surface.'

Elfride is the daughter of the Rector of Endelstow, a distant sea-swept parish in Cornwall according to St Juliot, the place Hardy all started the e-book in the course of the first days of his courtship of his first spouse Emma. Blue-eyed and high-spirited, Elfride has little adventure of the realm past, and turns into entangled with males: the boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary guy, Henry Knight. the previous acquaintances turn into competitors, and Elfride faces an agonizing selection.

Written at an important time in Hardy's existence, a couple of Blue Eyes expresses extra at once than any of his novels the occasions and social forces that made him the author he used to be. Elfride's issue mirrors the tough choice Hardy himself needed to make with this novel: to pursue the occupation of structure, the place he was once tested, or literature, the place he had but to make his identify?

Readership: scholars and readers of English Literature, the unconventional, Thomas Hardy, the improvement of the radical, Victorian stories

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