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Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy
Under the Greenwood Tree
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3.50 10
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141389486 (0141389486)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0
A beautiful elegy to a lost time and place, this is the story of the romance between Dick Dewy, and the new school mistress, Fancy Day. There is something a little melancholy about the book, but that in no way detracts from the enjoyment. Unabashedly a 'marriage plot' book (although with a twist), ...
futurista
futurista rated it
2.0 Under the Greenwood Tree
This was Thomas Hardy's 2nd published novel. He apparently destroyed the manuscript of his first written novel because the subject was too controversial. The results was this boring novel which follows the pursuit of a man for a woman he seems to have fallen for on sight alone. I wished desperately ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Under the Greenwood Tree
Very early Thomas Hardy. It's interesting most to see Hardy's progression as a writer. It concentrates on the life in a rural village focused on a choir and on a courtship between a member of the choir and the village school mistress.It is without the relentless bleakness of Hardy's later work and...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
3.0
I chose to listen to this audiobook as part of what I anticipate will be an ongoing project designed to overcome my long-held prejudice against Thomas Hardy; a prejudice entirely grounded in my strong dislike of Tess of the D'Urbervilles. The experience of listening to this book has been less succes...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it
4.0 Under the Greenwood Tree (Oxford World's Classics)
This was a fun, lighthearted story, not at all what one expects from Thomas Hardy! There is very little in the way of tension or drama, which is probably the main reason this is not listed among his great works. If you're looking for a good, clean romance, look no further. Beautiful language, bea...
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