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Everyman's Library #233: The Woodlanders

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Grace Melbury is promised to her longtime companion, Giles Winterborne, a local woodlander and a gentle, steadfast man. When her socially motivated father pressures her to wed the ambitious doctor Edred Fitzpiers, Grace’s loyalties shift—and her decision leads to tumultuous consequences.

Set in the secluded forest community of Little Hintock, Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders inextricably links the dramatic English landscape with the story of a woman caught between two rivals of radically different social statures.

With its explorations of class and gender, lust and betrayal, The Woodlanders is one of Hardy’s most vivid and powerful works.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1912 Wessex edition and includes Hardy’s map of fictional Wessex.

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About the Author

James Wood has been a full-time literary critic since leaving Cambridge University, first at The Guardian in London and currently at The New Republic. He is also the author of The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375400827
Other:
Hardy, Thomas
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, Defendant
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Hardy, thomas, 1840-1928
Subject:
Wessex (England) Fiction.
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
Wessex
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. xxix.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
xli, 420 p.
Dimensions:
8.32x5.35x1.16 in. 1.22 lbs.

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