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By Thomas Hardy

'Elfride Swancourt was once a woman whose feelings lay very close to the surface.'

Elfride is the daughter of the Rector of Endelstow, a distant sea-swept parish in Cornwall in keeping with St Juliot, the place Hardy all started the booklet through 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 buddies develop into opponents, and Elfride faces an agonizing selection.

Written at a vital time in Hardy's lifestyles, a couple of Blue Eyes expresses extra without delay than any of his novels the occasions and social forces that made him the author he was once. Elfride's issue mirrors the tricky determination Hardy himself needed to make with this novel: to pursue the occupation of structure, the place he used to be verified, 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 unconventional, Victorian experiences

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James Joyce, Dubliners Satires of Circumstance; The Dynasts: Prologue and Epilogue 1914–15 Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1915 Mary, Hardy’s sister, dies. His Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out distant relative Frank George Lawrence, The Rainbow is killed at Gallipoli. 1916 Selected Poems Self-proclamation of an independent Irish Republic. 1917 Moments of Vision and T. S. Eliot, Prufrock and Other Miscellaneous Verses Observations Chronology Life 1918 1919–20 Mellstock Edition of novels and verse (37 volumes).

As I have suggested, this is not altogether a by-product of Hardy’s hurried and inexpert job of 78 ‘A Humble Remonstrance’ (1884), in Edwin M. Eigner and George J. ), Victorian Criticism of the Novel, Cambridge English Prose Texts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), 217. 79 Ian Duncan, Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel: The Gothic, Scott, Dickens (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 10. 80 Hardy, Life and Work, 154. 84 The reviewers were nonetheless inclined to give those faults a great deal of prominence, so that Hardy’s growing fame was accompanied by a notoriety for ‘bad writing’: a tendency to ‘clumsy and inelegant metaphors, and .

The answer, I think, lies with the novel’s two heroes. Neither man can be entertained as a satisfactory partner for Elfride, and Hardy is determined that both shall end up unhappy and incomplete: hence the necessity for the denouement. But what happens at the level of the story is also happening at the level of the novel’s discourse. Neither the litératteur nor the professional triumphs because neither is complete: each has something the other needs. Played out in the plot of A Pair of Blue Eyes is a drama of the inadequacy of the purely literary and the purely professional standpoints for a writer taking the plunge at last as a popular novelist with a real literary message.

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