Under the Greenwood Tree

By: Thomas Hardy

Catalogue Number: B4J-497M

Under the Greenwood Tree

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781853262272
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Synopsis

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.

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