Synopses & Reviews
Soon to be a motion picture from Channel Four Films, starring Rufus Sewell, Polly Walker, Tony Haygarth, and Emily Woof.
"The Woodlanders" was Thomas Hardy's own favorite among his novels, and no other book of his more fully represents the many sides of his genius. This portrait of five people in an English village who are tangled in a drama of passion, betrayal, poverty, and pride of place richly demonstrates all of Hardy's distinguishing qualities -- intimacy with rural England, his feeling for nature, his frankness about physical desire, and his gift for rendering, in the most specific way, the mystery at the heart of things.
Now a major Motion Picture. In this story of the passionate, gifted Jude Fawley, baffled in his desire for learning and distinction by his entanglements with the two women in his life--Hardy achieved the kind of enigmatic force that we associate with the finest of the Greek tragedies.
About the Author
Rosellen Brown is the author of Half a Heart, The Autobiography of My Mother, Tender Mercies
and Before and After
. She lives in Chicago.
From the Trade Paperback edition.