Under the Greenwood Tree
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Under the Greenwood Tree

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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. Under the Greenwood Tree is Hardy's most bright, confident and optimistic novel. This delightful portrayal of a picturesque rural society, tinged with gentle humour and quiet irony, established Hardy as a writer. However, the novel is not merely a charming rural idyll. The double-plot, in which the love story of Dick Dewey and Fancy Day is inter-related with a tragic chapter in the history of Mellstock Choir, hints at the poignant disappearance of a long-lived and highly-valued traditional way of life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 14mm | 117.94g
  • Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1853262277
  • 9781853262272
  • 43,510

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Claire Leighton has made sixty engravings for this new edition. She knows the Hardy country intimately and her name is a sure attraction. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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