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THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA
Henry Holt, New York 1876 - Hardy, Thomas. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA. NY: Henry Holt & Company, 1876. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A NEAR FINE copy in the primary publisher's binding of cream cloth (with endpaper ads dated May 20th, 1876, the same month as publication of Hardy's two-volume London first edition). Although there is slight foxing to the upper cover, this example is virtually unworn and without any of the spine toning which is almost always found on these fragile American pale cream colored bindings. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA, Hardy's fifth novel has rarely been accepted as anything more than a minor achievement. Yet it is the bridge between his masterpieces FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD and THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. Ethelberta's "problem" has always been that she was Hardy's attempt to break free of his Wessex roots and create a more urban "society" protagonist. His writing in this novel is still brilliant but the setting and plot are such that this brilliance is apparently not so easily seen. [Attributes: First Edition]
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