Download A Pair of Blue Eyes (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Hardy PDF

By Thomas Hardy

Whilst Elfrise Swanston meets Stephen Smith she is interested in his good-looking face, light bearing and the feel of poser which surrounds him. even though distressed to discover that the secret is composed in simple terms within the humbleness of his origins, she is still actual to their younger vows. yet societal pressures, and the appearance of the very best Henry Knight, finally displace her affections. Knight, despite the fact that, proves to be an uncompromising moralist who, captivated with fears approximately Elfride's sexual previous, destroys her happiness.

Writing of the fight among periods and sexes, Hardy drew seriously on his personal relationships, and within the creation, Pamela Dalziel discovers interesting parallels among Hardy's lifestyles and his artwork.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Pair of Blue Eyes (Penguin Classics) PDF

Similar literary classics books

Classical Arabic Stories: An Anthology

Brief fiction used to be an immensely well known paintings within the medieval and premodern Arab international, offering the precise car for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. examining those texts at the present time illuminates the huge spectrum of early Arab existence and indicates the impacts and suggestions that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society.

London Journal 1762-1763 (Penguin Classics)

Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, saved a regular diary of his eventful moment remain in London from 1762 to 1763. This magazine, now not found for greater than a hundred and fifty years, is a deft, frank and crafty list of adventures starting from his vividly mentioned love affair with a Covent backyard actress to his first amusingly bruising assembly with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell could later turn into either buddy and biographer.

Romancero y lírica tradicional (Penguin Clásicos)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«[. .. ] el corazón me ha pasado;
ya ningún remedio siento, sino vivir más pesado. »

Una de las expresiones más distintivas de los angeles poesía castellana medieval son los romances y su recopilación en los llamados romanceros. l. a. presente edición es una fiel muestra de su enorme popularidad, su vastísima producción y su variedad temática: en este volumen, que constituye un renovador y riguroso acercamiento al romancero, se recogen poemas épicos, históricos, fronterizos, novelescos, bíblicos y clásicos.

Esta antología, realizada por los angeles profesora de l. a. Universidad Complutense de Madrid María Teresa Barbadillo, también da cuenta de las más destacadas muestras de otras formas de lírica tradicional, excepcionalmente vigorosa en los angeles literatura española del medioevo, como las jarchas, las cantigas de amigo y l. a. poesía de cancionero. Vienen acompañadas, además,de una introducción, anotaciones y apéndices, que facilitan los angeles comprensión y el trabajo sobre los textos propuestos.

Dubliners

Dubliners is a perfectly enticing and available choice of tales via James Joyce, an writer famed for being tough to learn.

It includes fifteen tales, between them The lifeless, made right into a memorable movie by means of John Huston. this pretty re-creation, with an creation through John Boyne, used to be selected because the One publication, One urban name for Dublin in 2012.

Extra info for A Pair of Blue Eyes (Penguin Classics)

Sample text

Page 433) Š 舠You舗re a gentleman,舡 they used to say. com/classics Š Dostoevsky舗s Prestupleniye i nakazaniye was originally published in Russian in 1866. Constance Garnett舗s translation of Crime and Punishment was first published in 1914. Š Published in 2007 by Barnes & Noble Classics with new Introduction, List of Characters, Notes, Biography, Chronology, Inspired By, Comments & Questions, and For Further Reading. Š Introduction, List of Characters, and For Further Reading Copyright ũ 2007 by Priscilla Meyer.

He had become so completely absorbed in himself and isolated from everyone else that he dreaded meeting not only his landlady, but anyone at all. He was crushed by poverty, but even the anxieties of his position had recently ceased to weigh upon him. He had given up attending to matters of practical importance; he had lost all desire to do so. In fact, nothing that any landlady could do held any terror for him. But to be stopped on the stairs, to be forced to listen to her trivial, irrelevant gossip, to pestering demands for payment, threats and complaints, all the while racking his brains for excuses, avoiding the issue, lying舒no, he would rather creep down the stairs like a cat and slip out unseen.

A back staircase quite dark, all sloppy with dirty water and strewn with egg shells, and the Sunday bells floating in from somewhere舡 (p. 260). Raskolnikov舗s internal dichotomy is set out through bells: Through them the murder is set in opposition to the saving faith he learned in his village as a child. The idea of the belfry brings together these two sides of the bell motif in one image. 舡 (p. 245). The logic of socialists and those spreading the 舠new ideas舡 is mocked using the belfry, an emblem of irrational faith.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 7 votes