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Love and the erratic heart are at the center of Hardy's "woodland story." 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. When the mysterious Felice Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked. Hardy's powerful novel depicts individuals in thrall to desire and the natural law that motivates them.

This is the only critical edition of the novel, which was Hardy's own favorite "as a story," that is based on a comprehensive study of the manuscript and incorporates later revisions. The new introduction by Penny Boumelha considers the novel in the context of Hardy's career, the characters' relationships with one another, the role of destiny and individual choice, narrative perspective, and the community. This edition also contains a new and up-to-date bibliography and a new chronology.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Dale Kramer is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Penny Boumelha is Jury Professor of English Language and Literature and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Adelaide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199538539
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, Defendant
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Introduction by:
Boumelha, Penny
Introduction:
Boumelha, Penny
Editor:
Kramer, Dale
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Author:
null, Dale
Author:
null, Thomas
Author:
Boumelha, Penny
Author:
null, Penny
Author:
Kramer, Dale
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.9 in 0.631 lb

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