Desperate Remedies

by Thomas Hardy
Category: "Fiction - General"
Year of Publication:1871
Date Read:08/13/1991
Notes:Hardy's first published work, moves the sensation novel into new territory. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, even fascinates the innocent Cytherea, though she is in love with another man. When he cannot seduce her, Manston resorts to deception, blackmail, bigamy, murder, and rape. Yet this compelling story also raises the great questions underlying Hardy's major novels, which relate to the injustice of the class system, the treatment of women, probability and causality.
My Rating: 7

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Review - Desperate Remedies

Hardy's first book. Not as polished as his later ones, but not as gloomy either.
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