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A Laodicean (Paperback, New Ed.)

Thomas Hardy; Edited by John Schad; Introduction by John Schad; Notes by John Schad; Preface by Patricia Ingham

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A Laodicean draws deeply on Hardy's personal experience: his early life as an architect, his frustration in love and his ambivalence about theology and the modern age. The daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, Paula Power inherits De Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions George Somerset, a young architect, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula but she, the Laodicean of the title, is torn between his admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking outlook. Paula's vacillation, however, is not only romantic. Her ambiguity regarding religion, politics and social progress is a reflection of the author's own. This new Penguin Classics edition of Hardy's text contains an introduction and notes that illuminate and clarify these themes and draws parallels between the text and the author's life and views.


Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 1997
First published: 1998
Authors: Thomas Hardy
Editors: John Schad
Introduction by: John Schad
Notes by: John Schad
Preface by: Patricia Ingham
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 427
Edition: New Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-043506-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 0-14-043506-9
Barcode: 9780140435061

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