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Set in a world that rivals Balzac and Dickens, English novelist Thomas Hardy's first Wessex novel focuses on life in a rural area, rather than on life in the city. Download it today!
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By: Thomas Hardy
Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of her parents and society. The novel is notable for the strong parallels to Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford. When Elfride's father finds that his guest and candidate for his daughter's hand, architect's assistant Stephen Smith, is the son of a mason, he immediately orders him to leave. This was the thi...
A dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press collected together.
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