The Woodlanders



The Woodlanders Passion And Money, Beauty And Ambition, These Are The Opening Themes In The Woodlanders, A Novel Revolving Around A Small Village Community Coming To Terms With A Radically Changing World.Plain Marty South, A Young Country Girl Mature Beyond Her Years, Endures Her Love For Giles Winterbourne In Silence He Works In Partnership With George Melbury, The Local Timber Merchant And Chief Man Of Business In The Area Giles Has Deep Unspoken Feelings For Mr Melbury S Daughter Grace Who Has Been Away At Boarding School And Now Returns To Little Hintock An Educated Young Woman With Modern Ideas Giles Belongs To A Past She No Longer Wants To Be A Part Of And She Is Soon Attracted To The New, Handsome Young Doctor In The Village, Edred Fitzpiers As They All Follow Their Lonely Course, Their Lives Become Inextricably Intertwined.First Published In 1887, The Woodlanders, Which In Later Years Hardy Came To Regard As His Favourite Story, Reflects Hardy S Own Changing Attitude To The Past And Recognition Of The Dawn Of A Modern, Dramatically Different Age.

10 thoughts on “The Woodlanders

  1. says:

    Qu bueno es este difunto escritor de otros tiempos Su descripci n de la naturaleza es minuciosa y desapasionada, acompa ando los matices de la putrefacci n de las hojas ca das durante el oto o y el invierno, y el despertar de la vida en la primavera Una primavera con p jaros, pero esencialmente vegetal Y los hombres y mujeres que viven en ella.Al acabar este libro, me doy cuenta de todo lo que me falta por saber de literatura brit nica Qu tame la novela g tica y los poetas rom nticos, y mi Qu bueno es este difunto escritor de otros tiempos Su descripci n de la naturaleza es minuciosa y desapasionada, acompa ando los matices de la putrefacci n de ...

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    Update May 7, 2011 I took Hardy s The Woodlanders with me on a recent week long camping trip to Yosemite National Park, and re read it while there It was truly wonderful to sit in some of the most idyllic natural locations in all of the world and read this most amazing novel If anything, I got evenfrom the novel this second time through, and highly recommend The Woodlanders to fans of the fiction and poetry of Thomas Hardy I am continuing on with my summer of reading the written wor Update May 7, 2011 I took Hardy s The Woodlanders with me on a recent week long camping trip to Yosemite National Park, and re read it while there It was truly wonderful to sit in some of the most idyllic natural locations in all of the world and read this most amazing novel If anything, I got evenfrom the novel this second time through, and highly recommend The Woodlanders to fans of the fiction and poetry of Thomas Hardy I am continuing on with my summer of reading the written works of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy I just finished reading Thomas Hardy s beautiful novel The Woodlanders last night I have been reading Hardy s no...

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    This phenomenal girl will be the light of my life while I am at Hintock and the special beauty of the situation is that our attitude and relations to each other will be purely spiritual Socially we can never be intimate Anything like matrimonial intentions towards her, charming as she is, would be absurd They would spoil the ethereal character of my regard And, indeed, I have other aims on the practical side of my life Oh dear, what a cad, and this is a Thomas Hardy novel, so it will sureThis phenomenal girl will be the light of my life while I am at Hintock and the special beauty of the situation is that our attitude and relations to each other will be purely spiritual Socially we can never be intimate Anything like matrimonial intentions towards her, charming as she is, would be absurd They would spoil the ethereal character of my regard And, indeed, I have other aims on the practical side of my life Oh dear, what a cad, and this is a Thomas Hardy novel, so it will surely end in tears Reading Hardy is not exactly fun but I do keep coming back to read him, I find his novels oddly entertaining, perhaps as a kind of morbid fascination The Woodlanders is set in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, a place so rustic you would never find a wi fi signal 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 Grace is an unusual girl f...

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    Another magnificent masterpiece by Thomas Hardy.This is the story of 4 people who lived in Blackmoor Vale.Grace Melbury falls in love with Giles Winterborne However, his father George Melbury found that his daughter isappropriate to be engaged instead to Edred Fitzpiers, a handsome and young doctor in Little Hintock In the meantime, Edred falls in love with Felice Charmond And then, their lives become inextricably intertwined.The movie based on this classic book The Woodlanders 1997 d Another magnificent masterpiece by Thomas Hardy.This is the story of 4 people who lived in Blackmoor Vale.Grace Melbury falls in love with Giles Winterborne However, his father George Melbury found that his daughter isappropriate to be engaged instead to Edred Fitzpiers, a handsome and young doctor in Little Hintock In the meantime, Edred falls in love with Felice Charmond And then, their lives become inextricabl...

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    Apparently, this is Thomas Hardy s favorite of all the novels he wrote.My order of Thomas Hardy favorites is MOST FAVORITE Far From the Madding Crowd Tess of the D UrbervillesReturn of the NativeThe WoodlandersUnder the Greenwood TreeTwo in a TowerA Pair of Blue EyesMayor of CasterbridgeThe Well BelovedLEAST FAVORITE Jude the Obscure way too tragic for me My 18 year old son also loves Tess of the D Urbervilles and took it to BYU with him in his suitcase, one of 3 novels he took with him to co Apparently, this is Thomas Hardy s favorite of all the novels he wrote.My order of Thomas Hardy favorites is MOST FAVORITE Far From the Madding Crowd ...

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    This is a very strong 4, closer to 4.5 stars I really enjoyed reading this Hardy novel that I d never even heard of until finding Katie Lumsden s YouTube channel, Books and Things a link to her channel Katie loves Victorian lit., and is so enthusiastic and passionate about it that I ve caught the fever too And I m really grateful, because Vic lit is such a comfort read for me.This was an unpredictable love story that I really enjoyed Thomas Hardy This is a very strong 4, closer to 4.5 stars I really enjoyed reading this Hardy novel that I d never even heard of until finding Katie Lumsden s YouTube channel, Books and Things a link to her channel Katie loves Victorian lit., and is so enthusiastic and passionate about it that I ve caught the fever too And I m really grateful, because Vic lit is such a comfort read for me.This was an unpredictable love story that I really enjoyed Thomas Hardy writes so beautifully, and if you love the natural world as I do, you owe it to yourself to pick up one of his books Grace is a fascinating hero...

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    Primer libro que leo de Thomas Hardy y me ha gustado mucho, la verdad es que he ido posponiendo leerle por todas la referencias al pesimismo que rodean todas sus novelas y es cierto, y aun siendo esta una de sus menos pesimistas, realmente lo es, toda la novela destila pesimismo y aunque en ocasiones parece que haya alguna esperanza, el autor te las quita pronto Lo que m s me ha gustado son las descripciones del bosque, realmente impresionantes Lo que menos, para mi gusto le falta algo m s d Primer libro que leo de Thomas Hardy y me ha gustado mucho, la verdad es que he ido posponiendo leerle por todas la referencias al pesimismo que rodean todas sus novelas y es cierto, y aun siendo esta una de sus menos pesimistas, realmente lo es, toda la novela destila pesimismo y aunque en ocasiones parece que haya alguna esperanza, el autor te las quita pronto Lo que m s me ha gustado son las descripciones del bosque, realmente impresionantes Lo que menos, para mi gusto le falta...

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    Thomas Hardy uno scrittore che non conoscevo, forse sottovalutato, in Italia soprattutto Scrisse nell et vittoriana e i suoi libri contengono aspre critiche alla societ del suo tempo Come questo romanzo, Nel bosco, che, narrando una storia d a infelice tra Grace Melbury, figlia di un commerciante di legname, e Giles Winterborne, un giovane che vive nel villaggio di Hintock, ai margini di una distesa di boschi cui seguono ampi campi coltivati a meli, inserisce all interno di splendide Thomas Hardy uno scrittore che non conoscevo, forse sottovalutato, in Italia soprattutto Scrisse nell et vittoriana e i suoi libri contengono aspre critiche alla societ del suo tempo Come questo romanzo, Nel bosco, che, narrando una storia d a infelice tra Grace Melbury, figlia di un commerciante di legname, e Giles Winterborne, un giovane che vive nel villaggio di Hintock, ai margini di una distesa di boschi cui seguono ampi campi col...

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    A brilliant Hardy, with wonderful characters and a brilliant engaging plot full of that poignancy I so love in Hardy For the majority of the book, I was thinking this might be my new favourite Hardy I might be, although I m still undecided as I didn t adore the ending ...

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    The Woodlanders is the latest read in my on going Hardy challenge Several friends and I have been reading or re reading in my case all of Hardy s fiction in chronological order I m not sure why this is only the second time I ve read The Woodlanders, as I remember been mesmerised by it when I was eighteen I can remember clearly where I was when I read it and despite always meaning to, I never managed to get around to re reading it in the intervening years I am so glad I left it until now, The Woodlanders is the latest read in my on going Hardy challenge Several friends and I have been reading or re reading in my case all of Hardy s fiction in chronological order...

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