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The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

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by Thomas Hardy
     
 

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Grace Melbury, the only daughter of a timber-merchant, arrives home in Little Hintock after an expensive education and her father looks to find a husband for her. There are two rivals for her hand: Giles Winterborne, a good-hearted yeoman and her childhood sweetheart, and Edred Fitzpiers, an ambitious young doctor of good family. Fitzpiers wins her, but the mismatch

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Grace Melbury, the only daughter of a timber-merchant, arrives home in Little Hintock after an expensive education and her father looks to find a husband for her. There are two rivals for her hand: Giles Winterborne, a good-hearted yeoman and her childhood sweetheart, and Edred Fitzpiers, an ambitious young doctor of good family. Fitzpiers wins her, but the mismatch brings unhappiness not just to the young couple, but to a wider circle in the woodland community.

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“The finest English novel.”—Arnold Bennett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199538539
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
740,919
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dale Kramer is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Penny Boumelha is Jury Professor of English Language and Literature and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Adelaide.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 2, 1840
Date of Death:
January 11, 1928
Place of Birth:
Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England
Place of Death:
Max Gate, Dorchester, England
Education:
Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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