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by Thomas Hardy

  • ISBN: 0333168933
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  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan; New Wessex edition (1975)
  • Pages: 399
  • ePub book: 1575 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1285 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 759

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The Woodlanders is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It was serialised from May 1886 to April 1887 in Macmillan's Magazine and published in three volumes in 1887. It is one of his series of Wessex novels.

The Woodlanders is a novel by Thomas Hardy. The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury.

The Woodlanders book. I just finished reading Thomas Hardy's beautiful novel The Woodlanders last night

The Woodlanders book. This village is part of the county of Wessex, where nothing happy ever seems to happen. The novel is mainly focused on Grace Melbury, the heroine of the book. I just finished reading Thomas Hardy's beautiful novel The Woodlanders last night.

Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is one of England's greatest novelists This is one of the two Hardy novels I had yet to read - only one now, "Two on a Tower" - and it is indeed vintage Hardy in its bleakness concerning the constancy of love between.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is one of England's greatest novelists. Most of his work is set in his native Dorset, on the south coast of England. This is one of the two Hardy novels I had yet to read - only one now, "Two on a Tower" - and it is indeed vintage Hardy in its bleakness concerning the constancy of love between the sexes, and also of the Wessex woodlands themselves, exuding such a strong presence herein that it is quite right, after a fashion, to call these eponymous copses.

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Ships from and sold by nationwide book traders. Set in the beautiful Blackmoor Vale, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-to-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of the dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers.

What we think of it now: The least appreciated "major" Hardy novel. It lacks the nostalgic tug of his early work and is not as marmoreally "tragic" as the later stuff. Hardy himself, however, thought it his best story. Boarding Schools Lettuce Terence Stamp Wine.

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The Woodlanders contains some of Thomas Hardy's finest writing. Educated beyond her station, Grace Melbury returns to the woodland village of Little Hintock and cannot marry her intended, Giles Winterborne. Her alternative choice proves disastrous, and in a moving tale that has vibrant characters, many humorous moments and genuine pathos coupled with tragic irony, Hardy eschews a happy ending.

With an Introduction and Notes by Phillip Mallett, Senior Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews.

Comments

Nikobar Nikobar
I was quite miffed when this book arrived! it's big - about 8 1/2" x 11" and the typeface is huge, like 18 or 24 point! There's no copy rite or anything about the printer, like it's public domain. But it seems to be copied true to Hardy's original (though I have never seen an original) and the story and Hardy's writing is super enchanting-delightful, tho somewhat difficult to read - I have to go over some paragraphs 2 or 3 times because it was written around 1800 and it's old English - like from the England countryside - and kinda poetic.
I highly recommend the story, though there may be a better copy of the book for most people.
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
This is one of the two Hardy novels I had yet to read - only one now, "Two on a Tower" - and it is indeed vintage Hardy in its bleakness concerning the constancy of love between the sexes, and also of the Wessex woodlands themselves, exuding such a strong presence herein that it is quite right, after a fashion, to call these eponymous copses and brakes the main character of the novel. But I have two primary objections to the claims of reviewers and commentators on this book:

1.) The book is not for the beginning Hardy reader----Why ever not? It seems perfect to me in this respect. Would you rather have a Hardy neophyte start with "Jude the Obscure," wherein Hardy's bleak vision is so terribly and perfectly executed as to leave one despairing for days? The Woodlanders is a much gentler introduction.

2.) The character of Fitzpiers in this novel is unmitigatedly loathsome---Really? To say this of the Shelley-quoting, philandering doctor amounts to saying this of Hardy himself, for whom Shelley was his mentor, and whose many dalliances led to all manner of marital strife throughout his long years. No, Fitzpiers is of the same mould as the rest of the characters: A pawn of fate. To disparage him is to side, in part, with what Hardy despised: Conventional morality.

I shan't go into the plot too much here, as that seems to me for the reader to uncover and enjoy without my aid. But I will quote Hardy on the milieu of the woodlands to give fair warning of the world one enters, one in which every character's dearest loves and noblest intentions are humbled or devastated:

"Here, as everywhere, the Unfulfilled Intention, which makes life what it is, was as obvious as it could be among the depraved crowds of a city slum. The leaf was deformed, the curve was crippled, the taper was interrupted; the lichen ate the vigour of the stalk, and the ivy slowly strangled to death the promising sapling."

But, the plot and the characters form an engrossing read, and make for rich, introspective reflection. Just don't expect too much cheer. As Hardy's alter ego, Fitzpiers puts it: "Such miserable creatures of circumstance are we all!"
Hugifyn Hugifyn
It's always great to go back to Thomas Hardy. The settings and the characters, and his writing are beyond compare.
Erienan Erienan
From the very first words to the final sentence this novel will pull you into Thomas Hardy's world - every description of the woods, town and people will make you almost be able to feel and smell what he describes. The story alternates between happy and sad but never fails to make you feel the emotions Hardy portrays - I really came to care about the characters and their lives and aspirations. When Hardy describes the moonlight or the smoke filled woods it really transported me exactly to the time and place - wonderfully written - a Hardy masterpiece!
Kakashkaliandiia Kakashkaliandiia
I do not write reviews, but it was a fantastic read.
Melipra Melipra
I am a devoted Thomas Hardy fan, and I love all of his books, and I've read most of them more than once. Once you get used to the language he does not disappoint!
VariesWent VariesWent
First of all, Hardy's prose is gorgeous. It's one of the few novels I can think of in which longer, descriptive passages of nature do not bore me to death. In fact, as others have said here, nature is one of the key protagonists of the story.

In this beautiful setting, the moral conflicts of the human heart play out with venom and ugliness. This obvious contrast makes for a heart-pounding and sublime reading experience. This is a masterpiece of English literature not to be missed.
Never read this particular Hardy book, but once I saw the film I had to read the book. Of course, I wish it had turned out differently.