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A Laodicean (Penguin Classics)

A Laodicean (Penguin Classics)
Author: Thomas Hardy
ISBN 13: 9780140435061
ISBN 10: 140435069
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $18.00

One of Hardy's most unusual novels, A Laodicean features a heroine torn between the dilapidated aristocratic romance of the past and the energetic technocracy of the modern world. Paula Power's two suitors—a patrician Army officer, and an architect, representative of the "new nobility of talent and enterprise"—comically illustrate the great social changes that were taking place as Hardy wrote the novel. The World's Classics edition of A Laodicean is unique in its use of the original text of 1881.