Tomas Hardy was one of the most renowned writers, novelists and poets in English literary history. Published more than 25 literary works, including novels, short stories collections and poetry, Hardy is considered as an author of naturalism movement. It's no coincidence that it is the peasants who became the main protagonists of his literary works. Depicting the tragic fate of his characters, Hardy finds out the social base of psychological conflicts in Victorian England, and criticizes those beliefs, especially relating to marriage, education and religion.
“A Pair of Blue Eyes” is a novel, published in 1873. The book describes the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different social backgrounds. She finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of those around her – her parents and society.
We present you the classic example of realistic novel, that became one of Hardy's most popular literary works. Enjoy the reading.