The Woodlanders

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Woodlanders is vintage Hardy. The story revolves around the young woman Grace Melbury, who returns to the leafy world of Little Hintock and soon finds herself at the center of a number of tragic events. In penetrating, incisive and beautiful prose, Hardy tells a moving tale of unrequited love as fate and the constraints of society thwart the happiness of our heroine. The leafy world of Blackmoor Vale and the hamlet of Little Hintock are all lovingly described by Hardy, who named The Woodlanders as the favorite of all his novels; upon re-reading it 25 years after its publication, he claimed, with certainty, it was the book he liked 'best of all'.
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Hardy perennial .

Excellent narration,atmospheric story,beautiful combination of poetry and prose ,doesn't give any feeling gratuitous writing which I feel some of Hardy's work does.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2014
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks