Gone to Earth

Gone to Earth

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by Mary Webb
     
 

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The daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a crazy bee-keeper, Hazel Woodus is happiest living in her forest cottage in the remote Shropshire hills, at one with the winds and seasons, protector and friend of the wild animals she loves. But Hazel's beauty and innocence prove irresistible to the men in her orbit. Both Jack Reddin, the local squire and Edward Marston, the

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The daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a crazy bee-keeper, Hazel Woodus is happiest living in her forest cottage in the remote Shropshire hills, at one with the winds and seasons, protector and friend of the wild animals she loves. But Hazel's beauty and innocence prove irresistible to the men in her orbit. Both Jack Reddin, the local squire and Edward Marston, the gentle minister, offer her human — and carnal — love.

Hazel's fate unfolds as simply and relentlessly as a Greek tragedy as a child of nature is drawn into a world of mortal passion in which she must eternally be a stranger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860681434
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
07/01/1992
Series:
Virago Modern Classics
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Webb, poet, mystic and lover of nature, spent most of her life in Shropshire, which features in all of her novels. Admiring contemporaries described Webb as a 'strange genius' and 'one of the best living writers'. After a life of illness and near-poverty, Mary Webb died in 1927.

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Gone To Earth (Large Print Edition) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However the writing is as with other of her books classic english the era and region seem to have no connection with the twenties but an earlier age.