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The Woodlanders
By Penny Boumelha (introduced by), Dale Kramer (editor) and Dale Kramer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date March 17, 2005
Pages 360
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192840684
ISBN-10 0192840681
Dimensions 0.80 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $8.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Love and the erratic heart are at the center of Hardy's "woodland story." Set in the beautiful Blackmoor Vale, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-to-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of the dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Felice Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked. Hardy's powerful novel depicts individuals in thrall to desire and the natural law that motivates them.

This is the only critical edition of the novel, which was Hardy's own favorite "as a story," that is based on a comprehensive study of the manuscript and incorporates later revisions. The new introduction by Penny Boumelha considers the novel in the context of Hardy's career, the characters' relationships with one another, the role of destiny and individual choice, narrative perspective, and the community. This edition also contains a new and up-to-date bibliography and a new chronology.

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9780192840684 | details & prices | 360 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.80 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $8.95
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