The Woodlanders (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Woodlanders (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Thomas Hardy
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The Woodlanders (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Thomas Hardy

This 1887 Wessex novel is set in the small woodland village of Little Hintock, where the woodsman Giles Winterborne has long been unofficially engaged to Grace Melbury.  But when Grace's father succeeds in gaining her entry to higher society, he steers her toward a wealthier man . . . with tragic results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411435469
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 374
File size: 494 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was among the greatest English novelists of his time. A naturalist infused with romanticism and enlightenment thinking, along with a flair for the supernatural, Hardy focused on class divisions and social norms. While his poetry is greatly admired, he is famed for novels like Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.

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. 18 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.
TulaneGirl 11 months ago
I'm one of those people that likes meandering prose. Back in High School, I read The Return of the Native and was, quite possibly, the only person who liked it. I remember many complaints of the, seemingly, neverending descriptions of the heath. Same goes for this book. It honestly could have been half as long and conveyed just as much. But I like the way Thomas Hardy describes things. It's lyrical. It's poetic. It's relaxing. And so, despite the fact that this book can be summed up as follows - "Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Girl meets rich boy. Father demands wedding to rich boy. Girl has no backbone to go against father. Girl marries rich boy and lives to regret it. Oh, and OG Boy meets an unexpected ending. - I still really enjoyed it. Thomas Hardy, and The Woodlanders in particular, is a reading experience. Not so much for the destination, but for the journey.
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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!!
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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