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HARDY, T.: Pair of Blue Eyes (A) (Unabridged)

    

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HARDY, T.: Pair of Blue Eyes (A) (Unabridged)

Hardy’s third novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes, follows the story of Elfride Swancourt. The daughter of the Rector of Endelstow, a sparse sea-swept parish in Cornwall, Elfride is caught between two suitors of very different backgrounds: Stephen Smith, a young architect restoring the old parish church, and the respectable, older man of London society, Henry Knight. The blue-eyed and high-spirited protagonist must untangle the conflicting messages of her heart and her mind.



Disc 1

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   A Pair of Blue Eyes 00:08:35
2.   Chapter 2 00:08:24
3.   They emerged from the bower… 00:08:54
4.   Chapter 3 00:09:55
5.   'I forgot to tell you that my father…' 00:08:15
6.   Chapter 4 00:07:54
7.   A minute or two after a voice was heard… 00:09:30
8.   Elfride saw her father then… 00:08:39


Disc 2

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 5 00:10:15
2.   Stephen went across the lawn… 00:13:46
3.   Chapter 6 00:08:32
4.   That evening, being the last… 00:06:55
5.   Chapter 7 00:08:27
6.   Both Elfride and her father… 00:09:47
7.   Then they moved on, going for some distance… 00:11:11
8.   Well, there were no such… 00:09:08


Disc 3

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   'I know he is your hero.' 00:10:18
2.   Chapter 8 00:07:26
3.   Elfride glided downstairs on tiptoe… 00:09:09
4.   'It is not my worthiness; it is Knight's…' 00:11:13
5.   Chapter 9 00:12:13
6.   Mr. Swancourt's feelings were a little touched… 00:12:57
7.   Chapter 10 00:10:43


Disc 4

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   'She couldn't have been very backward anyhow…' 00:08:12
2.   Shortly afterwards Stephen came upstairs… 00:14:17
3.   Chapter 11 00:07:42
4.   That day was an irksome time at Endelstow… 00:07:54
5.   On the Wednesday she was to receive… 00:07:56
6.   Probably a gentleman from Scotland - yard… 00:10:03
7.   Chapter 12 00:07:48
8.   Elfride shrank back, and turned the other way. 00:09:02


Disc 5

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   After thus parting from a man than… 00:10:56
2.   They stepped into the drawing - room… 00:10:26
3.   Chapter 13 00:12:06
4.   Knight had seen his young friend when the latter… 00:08:05
5.   Chapter 14 00:07:57
6.   Elfride could not but admire the beauty… 00:07:57
7.   Elfride fluttered, blushed, laughed… 00:07:54
8.   Chapter 15 00:09:05


Disc 6

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 16 00:13:05
2.   Chapter 17 00:10:38
3.   Knight certainly did not mind being frank… 00:07:31
4.   Chapter 18 00:07:50
5.   In the centre of each pale cheek a small red spot… 00:08:54
6.   A young girl who is scarcely ill at all… 00:09:43
7.   The next morning Knight, much vexed… 00:08:09
8.   'Yes, I remember now,' said Knight. 00:06:00


Disc 7

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 19 00:08:28
2.   They came out of the church… 00:06:59
3.   She made this remark with embarrassment… 00:08:48
4.   Chapter 20 00:07:54
5.   Notwithstanding that he had concocted… 00:07:48
6.   The journey was along a road by neutral green… 00:08:24
7.   The passing of a heavy shower was the next… 00:06:11
8.   'Do you remember, darling…' 00:11:16
9.   Chapter 21 00:09:24


Disc 8

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   'Over that edge,' said Knight… 00:13:01
2.   Chapter 22 00:08:00
3.   Such a way of thinking had been absurd… 00:07:28
4.   Knight's upward look at Elfride was of a nature… 00:11:19
5.   Chapter 23 00:08:24
6.   When they had entered, and Stephen had… 00:06:43
7.   'John digs round the roots, you know.' 00:08:36
8.   'I do so; though 'twas a good few years ago…' 00:07:52
9.   Chapter 24 00:03:56


Disc 9

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   He thought of the night when he had sat… 00:05:21
2.   Chapter 25 00:08:23
3.   Their two foreheads were close together… 00:05:42
4.   The suddenness of Elfride's renunciation… 00:08:21
5.   Chapter 26 00:08:09
6.   ''Tis a strange thought,' said another… 00:08:28
7.   Chapter 27 00:07:49
8.   The match was looked upon as made by her… 00:10:40
9.   Stephen had read the position at a glance… 00:10:42


Disc 10

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   'I congratulate you,' Stephen whispered… 00:09:38
2.   Chapter 28 00:08:04
3.   'O Mrs. Jethway, you do think so mistakenly!' 00:10:07
4.   Now, though it may seem unlikely… 00:09:19
5.   Chapter 29 00:07:39
6.   The object of their search was soon after… 00:08:45
7.   Elfride slept soundly that night. 00:08:56
8.   Elfride raised herself higher and looked out… 00:12:20


Disc 11

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   So Elfride had allowed her thoughts… 00:07:51
2.   Chapter 30 00:09:03
3.   They were sitting on one of the garden seats… 00:07:36
4.   With a look of relief and regret combined… 00:10:02
5.   Chapter 31 00:09:23
6.   She crept closer to him and trembled… 00:09:48
7.   Chapter 32 00:10:16
8.   'You don't choose to be anything but reserved…' 00:08:49


Disc 12

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 33 00:08:13
2.   'It is difficult to say.' 00:09:15
3.   Chapter 34 00:09:13
4.   'Will you forgive me if I tell you all' 00:11:33
5.   Chapter 35 00:08:19
6.   Knight, soul - sick and weary of his life… 00:06:55
7.   Chapter 36 00:11:51
8.   Chapter 37 00:12:15


Disc 13

  A Pair of Blue Eyes (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 38 00:08:15
2.   The truth is, Stephen's introduction… 00:08:36
3.   These things Stephen related with a will. 00:09:14
4.   Chapter 39 00:08:13
5.   Stephen walked up and stood beside him… 00:13:16
6.   Chapter 40 00:07:36
7.   'Where shall we go' said Stephen. 00:06:21
8.   That evening the sorrowing friends… 00:09:19

Total Playing Time: 16:01:22






Author(s):
Hardy, Thomas

Reader(s):
Bentinck, Anna

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0218

Barcode: 9781781980279

Physical Release: 2015

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