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A Pair of Blue Eyes was Thomas Hardy's third published novel.

Written in 1873 it was autobiographical and the heroine Elfride Swancourt is based on Hardy's first wife Emma Gifford. The novel tells the tail of a the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds.

Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of those around her - her parents and society.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JoAnn | 2/20/2014

    " The more I read Thomas Hardy, the more I am convinced of his genius. He truly is a master of the written word, evoking inforgettable images, characters and scenes that stir the heart and remain with the reader long after the book has been completed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amber | 2/16/2014

    " This book was typical for Thomas Hardy. Girl gets scorned by lover, chooses another - dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amelia | 2/11/2014

    " Melodramatic and sentimental and wonderfully distressing. I first read this while long-distance love-struck during a semester abroad. It is my sentimental favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 1/20/2014

    " The original cliffhanger (literally) -- a homage to his(Hardy's) first wife, this book is still fresh and a lovely read "

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About the Narrator

Peter Wickham is a voice-over artist, presentation skills coach, role player, and director at StandOut Presentation. He went to Rose Bruford College and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks.