Under The Greenwood Tree

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Under The Greenwood Tree

by Thomas Hardy
Editor Tim Dolin, Tim Dolin

Penguin Publishing Group | October 23, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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The arrival of two newcomers in the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a bitter feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. While the Reverend Maybold creates a furore among the village's musicians with his decision to abolish the church's traditional 'string choir' and replace it with a modern mechanical organ, the new schoolteacher, Fancy Day, causes an upheaval of a more romantic nature, winning the hearts of three very different men - a local farmer, a church musician and Maybold himself. Under the Greenwood Tree follows the ensuing maze of intrigue and passion with gentle humour and sympathy, deftly evoking the richness of village life, yet tinged with melancholy for a rural world that Hardy saw fast disappearing.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.75 × 5.15 × 0.65 in

Published: October 23, 1998

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140435530

ISBN - 13: 9780140435535

Found in: Classics
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Under The Greenwood Tree

by Thomas Hardy
Editor Tim Dolin, Tim Dolin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.75 × 5.15 × 0.65 in

Published: October 23, 1998

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140435530

ISBN - 13: 9780140435535

From the Publisher

The arrival of two newcomers in the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a bitter feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. While the Reverend Maybold creates a furore among the village's musicians with his decision to abolish the church's traditional 'string choir' and replace it with a modern mechanical organ, the new schoolteacher, Fancy Day, causes an upheaval of a more romantic nature, winning the hearts of three very different men - a local farmer, a church musician and Maybold himself. Under the Greenwood Tree follows the ensuing maze of intrigue and passion with gentle humour and sympathy, deftly evoking the richness of village life, yet tinged with melancholy for a rural world that Hardy saw fast disappearing.

About the Author

Patricia Ingham is Senior Research Fellow and Reader at St Anne's College, Oxford. She has written on the Victorian novel and on Hardy in particular. she is the General Editor of all Hardy's fiction in the Penguin Classics and has edited Gaskell's North and South for the series.

From Our Editors

Considered the most flawless of his novels, Under The Greenwood Tree is also Thomas Hardy’s homage to the pre-industrial England of his childhood. In it, Dick Dewy and Fancy Day find love despite the problems and effects of impending modernization. Outwardly sunny and optimistic, the novel’s underlying theme is based in Hardy’s reluctance to accept change and modern idealism.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18