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The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

  • Title: The Woodlanders
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  • ISBN : 9780140435474
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 420 pages


In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautif In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous The Woodlanders, with its thematic portrayal of the role of social class, gender, and evolutionary survival, as well as its insights into the capacities and limitations of language, exhibits Hardy s acute awareness of his era s most troubling dilemmas


Author Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, OM, was an English author of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural He regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi fictional land of Wessex, delineates cha




The Woodlanders Reviews (31)

  • When reading a book The Woodlanders from a superb writer like Mr.Thomas Hardy not the first one mind you a half dozen novels precisely , anticipating the outcome before beginning is easily ascertained, Victorian authors had an unpleasant habit of no happy endings and this particular scribbler not a [..]

  • If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.The De fanging of Menfolk The Woodlanders by Thomas HardyAnother Hardy character to rival Sue Bridehead in emotional complexity is, I feel, Grace Melbury in The Woodlanders Grace is the young country girl sent away by her vain and ambitiou [..]

  • Qu bueno es este difunto escritor de otros tiempos Su descripci n de la naturaleza es minuciosa y desapasionada, acompa ando los matices de la putrefacci n de las hojas ca das durante el oto o y el invierno, y el despertar de la vida en la primavera Una primavera con p jaros, pero esencialmente vege [..]

  • This phenomenal girl will be the light of my life while I am at Hintock and the special beauty of the situation is that our attitude and relations to each other will be purely spiritual Socially we can never be intimate Anything like matrimonial intentions towards her, charming as she is, would [..]

  • Update May 7, 2011 I took Hardy s The Woodlanders with me on a recent week long camping trip to Yosemite National Park, and re read it while there It was truly wonderful to sit in some of the most idyllic natural locations in all of the world and read this most amazing novel If anything, I go [..]

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