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Thomas Hardy - Two on a Tower

Rating: 6.5/10 (If I weren't such a fan of Hardy's style, I would just give it a 5)


Synopsis: This is a less well-known work by Thomas Hardy, one of my all-time favourite writers (both prose and verse). The story is a bit melodramatic:- rich aristocratic Lady Constantine, who has been abandoned by her husband, falls in love with naive wannabe astronomer Swithin St Cleeve (was this really a plausible name in the 19th century?), who is nearly ten years younger than herself and poor to boot. Since this is Hardy, you can probably guess that things do not end well for this mismatched couple.

Comments:It's definitely Hardian style, but somehow it lacks the heart and soul of his other work, such as Mayor of Casterbridge and Return of the Native.




http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140435360/

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