The Woodlanders (Hardcover)

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"The Woodlanders" (1887) was Thomas Hardy's own favorite among his stories, 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 his 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.

This Everyman's Library edition 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

Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton (Upper Bockhampton in his day), a hamlet in the parish of Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England, where his father Thomas (1811-1892) worked as a stonemason and local builder.

Praise For…

“The finest English novel.”—Arnold Bennett

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375400827
ISBN-10: 0375400826
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: June 9th, 1998
Pages: 420
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics