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Hand of Ethelberta, the (1876) [Novel]
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Adventuress and opportunist, Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London with her family acting incognito as her servants. Turning the male-dominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions of four very different suitors. Will she bestow her hand upon the richest of them, or on the man she loves? Ethelberta Petherwin, alias Berta Chickerel, moves with easy grace between her multiple identities, cleverly managing a tissue of lies to aid her meteoric rise. In The Hand of Ethelberta (1876), Hardy drew on conventions of popular romances, illustrated weeklies, plays, fashion plates and even his wife's diary in this comic story of a woman in control of her destiny.

First serialised in The Cornhill from July 1875-May 1876 and the New York Times from June 1875-April 1876.

Original title: The Hand of Ethelberta
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Hand of Ethelberta, the (1876)
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Language: English

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Hand of Ethelberta, the (March 2, 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons
ISBN: 0460876457
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 1.0 in
Pages: 403

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Hand of Ethelberta, the (July 31, 1997)

Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140435026
Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.8 x 1.3 in
Pages: 462

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Hand of Ethelberta, the (May 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140435557
Pages: 458

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