The Woodlanders (Penguin Classics)

by Thomas Hardy | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780140435474 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rainbow3 of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 4/1/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, April 01, 2011
Bought for my partner Vespa in celebration of the UK BookCrossing, Yahoo Groups Not So Secret EASTER BUNNY Surprise 2011.

Book cover: ‘Tis a pity to let such a girl throw herself away upon him – a thousand pities’

When country-girl Grace Melbury returns from her middle-class school, she feels she is now above her suitor, the simple woodsman Giles Winterborne. Though their marriage has been discussed, Grace soon finds herself captivated by Dr Edred Fitzpiers, a sophisticated newcomer to the area – a relationship that is encouraged by her socially ambitious father. Hardy’s novel of betrayal, disillusionment and moral compromise depicts a seclude community coming to terms with the disastrous impact of outside influenced. And is ho portrayal of Giles Winterborne, Hardy shows a man who responds deeply to the forces of the natural world, which, ultimately, betray him.

In her introduction Patricia Ingham examines class and gender differenced, the influence of Darwinism, Hardy’s use of language and the symbolism of nature in the novel. This edition also includes a chronology, a may of Hardy’s Wessex, a list for further reading appendices and a glossary.

Cover picture: Detail from The Beech Avenue, Denbies (1870) by Richard Redgrave, in a private collection (photo: Bridgeman Art Library)

Journal Entry 2 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, April 01, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/1/2011 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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I am popping this into a book package for my partner Vespa in celebration of the UK BookCrossing, Yahoo Groups Not So Secret EASTER BUNNY Surprise 2011. I am planning getting this into the post, via a Post Office somewhere in Edinburgh, once the making of my Easter Bunny Bookmarks is done and the Easter and postal wrappings are complete!

Journal Entry 3 by Vespa at Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, April 24, 2011
I have loved Thomas Hardy since I was a teenager so I am thrilled with this book. Having recently siged up for a challenge to read all his books in publishing order, this is a useful addition to my collection. I have PC'd it for the moment as I don't intend to release it for a while. Thank you

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