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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:
9781420934274
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tragedy haunts the works of Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), whose fiction abounds in star-crossed lovers and other characters thwarted by fate or their own shortcomings. Hardy's outspoken criticism of Victorian society excited such profound controversy that the author abandoned fiction and in the 20th century published only poetry. His other novels include Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure, all of which are available in Dover Thrift Editions.

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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The Woodlanders 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe no-one reviewed this book yet, I'd recommend it to all fellow romantics but as with all hardy novels don't expect a happy ending. I couldn't sleep after reading it, the beauty of description of the English landscape, the doomed love between Grace and Giles, the frustration you feel towards propriety and the social conventions at that time, how happiness for everyone seems just in reach and then is cruelly snatched away. If you don't fall in love with at least one character in this book then you must have a heart of stone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked the copy in our city book-fair for no specific reason , and once I started reading I had ..a tryst with myself, my whole existence shaken. I have never before experienced such a journey into alleys of love and passion , crossing the lanes of circumstances and crashing downat last, leaving you love-struck, whatever that may mean.
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This ebook is so poorly formatted it is nearly illegible. I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it and that's a shame because it seems like an interesting story.
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This book is a refreshing change from the books I've been reading. Definitely a classic.
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Trash!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt read any of !it has many errors dont get this book youll regret it!!!!!:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young reddish brown griffin with black front legs a black beak silver eyes and white spots on her body.she is loyal brave and endearingly kind