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The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Literary, Short Stories - Thomas Hardy

The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Literary, Short Stories

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Published: 1st October 2007
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As Hardy put it, "This Somewhat Frivolous narrative was produced as an interlude between stories of a more sober design, and it was given the subtitle of a comedy to indicate -- though not quite accurately -- the aim of the performance."

Ethelberta Chickerel is the daughter of a lady's maid, who forms a liaison with a knight's son who promptly dies. His mother reconciles to Ethelberta, has her educated and brought into society, and then dies herself, leaving Ethelberta the townhouse and nothing else. She must make her way in the world by her wits, with the native instincts of a girl of the lower classes underlying the veneer of sophistication, as she attempts to secure her future.

ISBN: 9781603123082
ISBN-10: 1603123083
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: Aegypan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.49