Publisher description for A Laodicean / Thomas Hardy ; edited with an introduction by Jane Gatewood.
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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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Castles -- Conservation and restoration -- Fiction.
Architects -- Fiction.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.