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Published: 29 January 2009

432 Pages | 2 maps


ISBN: 9780199538492

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A Pair of Blue Eyes

New Edition

Thomas Hardy
Tim Dolin and Alan Manford

Oxford World's Classics

  • A newly set and updated edition of the novel that marks the transition to Hardy's mature fiction. Its two central male characters draw on Hardy's own experiences as architect and writer. With new introduction, bibliography, and chronology, this is the most critically up-to-date edition on the market.

New to this Edition:

  • New introduction by Tim Dolin considers the novel's place in Hardy's fiction, the relationship between romance and realism it exemplifies and how it reflects the uncertainty of his position between the professions of architecture and writer, embodied in the two central male characters.
  • Up to date bibliography.
  • New, fuller chronology.
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