Under the Greenwood Tree (Penguin Readers Series, Level 2)

Under the Greenwood Tree (Penguin Readers Series, Level 2)

by Thomas Hardy

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Overview

The introduction of this New Wessex edition relates "Under the Greenwood Tree" to Hardy's earlier attempts as a novelist and shows why he turned to a story of pastoral innocence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582401617
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/26/1998
Series: Penguin Readers Series
Edition description: ABR
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.

Date of Birth:

June 2, 1840

Date of Death:

January 11, 1928

Place of Birth:

Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England

Place of Death:

Max Gate, Dorchester, England

Education:

Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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Under the Greenwood Tree 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
milti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is much softer than his other more well known novels.
LyzzyBee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kindle. Read for Ali's Hardy Reading Project.I enjoyed his second novel greatly, in which sly Fancy sets the men of various levels of village society against each other; an improvement on his last melodramatic outing, although I felt it was a bit slight and quick to read (hard to tell on a Kindle, though!). Lovely countryside descriptions, although not as intimately woven into the plot as they will be. I'm really enjoying seeing the development and progress of his writing, reading them in order like this!
quoddy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't say it was a bad book; it was wonderfully written. However, I've seen Hardy do much better. So do not read this as your first taste of Hardy, but rather as a book that shows his novel-writing development.
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Liked it, but didn't love it. I wouldn't read it again. It's not as meaningful and the characters as developed as an Austen novel. Still, it's good easy reading. Can easily finish the book in a day.
rusticus More than 1 year ago
a charming love story, set against some intriguing analysis of the tensions of village and parish life in 19th century England. Yes, Hardy can smile at times.
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RichB More than 1 year ago
Do not download Worth as much as it costs.
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just could not get into this book . i dont know ?
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>:{D