A Pair Of Blue Eyes

A Pair Of Blue Eyes

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by Thomas Hardy
     
 

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This is a tragic tale of unconsummated passion and rivalry in love. A stonemason working on a church falls in love and elopes with the vicar's daughter. However, their vacillations lead to tragedy. The text is accompanied by a critical introduction.

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This is a tragic tale of unconsummated passion and rivalry in love. A stonemason working on a church falls in love and elopes with the vicar's daughter. However, their vacillations lead to tragedy. The text is accompanied by a critical introduction.

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ISBN-13:
2940026984978
Publisher:
Harper amp Brothers Publishers
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Format:
NOOK Book
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748 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 - 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth.[1] Charles Dickens was another important influence.[2] Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.

While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). However, beginning in the 1950s Hardy has been recognised as a major poet; he had a significant influence on the Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s, including Philip Larkin.[3]

Most of his fictional works - initially published as serials in magazines - were set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex. They explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Hardy's Wessex is based on the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom and eventually came to include the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Hampshire and much of Berkshire, in southwest and south central England.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 2, 1840
Date of Death:
January 11, 1928
Place of Birth:
Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England
Place of Death:
Max Gate, Dorchester, England
Education:
Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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