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The Woodlanders - Thomas Hardy
The Woodlanders
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781853262937 (1853262935)
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 The De-fanging of Menfolk: "The Woodlanders" by Thomas Hardy
Another Hardy character to rival Sue Bridehead in emotional complexity is, I feel, Grace Melbury in The Woodlanders. Grace is the young country girl sent away by her vain and ambitious father to be educated and refined and when she returns we see how the natural order of a small rural community is i...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
3.0 The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
As part of one of my Goodreads groups, I am doing a Hardy project this summer. The Woodlanders isn't the first Hardy I've read - in 2015, I read Far from the Madding Crowd and I read The Mayor of Casterbridge some time prior to 2011. As is my custom, I saved the scholarly introduction for my edition...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
A story of thwarted love and ambition set amongst the woodsmen and women of Little Hintock. Read by Juliet StevensonBroadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 3:30pm Monday 5th July 2010Duration:15 minutesAvailable until:3:47pm Monday 12th July 2010Categories:Drama, Classic & Period, Relationships & Romance#6 Newlyw...
travelin rated it
5.0 The Woodlanders (Penguin Classics)
Was Thomas Hardy a happy man? He seems indifferent to the characters I personally liked, so maybe he was indifferent to everything he embraced in human nature. At any rate, this was my first full-on Hardy, being the first book of his I'd started which didn't seep out moody and slow from the first th...
Julian Meynell's Books
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4.0 The Woodlanders (Penguin Classics)
Trees, trees, trees. These characters live where there are trees.Influenced by the French impressionists, the novel is more dreamlike and impressionistic than normal for Hardy. It focuses on the group and not the individual. It lacks the normal urgency and clarity and drive of a Hardy novel and t...
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