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  1. says:

    This is Hardy’s second novel and the first to feature his “realistic dream” setting of Wessex which includes the fictional town of Casterbridge in reality known as Dorchester and located in the south of Eng

  2. says:

    Thank you DuaneSweet love storyGreat atmosphereGorgeous writingEnjoyed it and look forward to reading Thomas Hardy again

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    Thomas Hardy's second novel first of the Wessex novels is a light pleasant and romantic read that was a world away from the despondent and tragic themes of his later novels of which he is better known It's rural setting is classic Hardy and he captures country life set in and around the Mellstock parish church with a blend of naive friendly and sympathetic characters For a work as gentle and serene as Under t

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    Hardy’s third novel is about a string band that gets replaced by a sexy female organist After that about how the sexy female organist is pursued by three suitors and she chooses the poor handsome one How do students write theses

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    An optimistic Thomas Hardy novel? Is there such a thing?? Published the same month Hardy turned 32 this is at least as far as I’ve read the cheeriest of his works — that alone should be a selling point In some ways it’s an exploration of the changes he saw enveloping England played out in the changes to a tiny par

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    Under the Greenwood Tree or the Mellstock uirewhich was the first given title to the book is the first successful prose writing by Thomas Hardy Having failed at publishing as a poet Hardy reluctantly turned into prose writing without much ho

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    If you're looking for an enjoyable and relatively uick summer read I highly recommend Thomas Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree or The Mellstock uire A Rural Painting of the Dutch School This delightful little novel is one of the bucolic and pastoral novels I've read in some time and depicts the disappearing rural life of Hardy's southwestern

  8. says:

    I've come to accept that I'm the only person of my generation with whom I am personally acuainted that likes Thomas Hardy It's fine It's astonishing and amazing to me but fine This particular sort of isolation has it's perk

  9. says:

    25 Between college and grad school I read Hardy’s five major novels but it’s probably been 10 years or since I tried a

  10. says:

    The least relentlessly grim novel of Hardy's that I have read It only features culture clash and the inevitable defeat of traditional mass village culture by an incoming bourgeois one bye bye village choir and one rusty man trap

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Between church musician Dick Dewy and the attractive new school m. Under the Greenwood Tree or the Mellstock uirewhich was the first given title to the book is the first successful prose writing by Thomas Hardy Having failed at publishing as a poet Hardy reluctantly turned into prose writing without much hope of being published However the book was not only published but was also a commercial success establishing Hardy as a successful and celebrated classic author Being an early work of Hardy the book is bright and optimistic unlike the tragic tales to which he later on resorted to The writing is beautiful with the use of his authentic poetic style And his attention to detail in human emotions and especially to the beautiful rural landscape is uite remarkable Hardy s architectural training must have developed in him an excellent sense of detail The book deals with a double plot where he dwells on a lost generation of church musicians and a rural way of life which was in danger of being replaced by emerging modernization and on a sweet love story Both are interwoven to produce an enjoyable story There is humor though out the book mixed with irony and when your initial laugh has subsided the truth of the observation leaves you pondering However one negative thing I noticed in this book is Hardy s unfavorable opinion of his heroine I have read only Far from the Madding Crowd other than this one and in both books this was a common trait Hardy is sympathetic towards his heroes and portrays them with excellent human ualities while he is critical of his heroines always implicating them with flirtatious behavior I wonder whether he had any personal grievance for him to characterize women as such Despite his treatment of the heroine it was uite a good engaging story Not one of Hardy s best works I suppose but interesting enough in its own special way An Introduction To The Old Testament Prophetic Books uirewhich was the first given title to the book is the first successful prose writing by Thomas Hardy Having failed at publishing as a poet Hardy reluctantly turned into prose writing without much hope of being published However the book was not only published but was also a commercial success establishing Hardy as a successful and celebrated classic author Being an early work of Hardy the book is bright and optimistic Kate Douglas unlike the tragic tales to which he later on resorted to The writing is beautiful with the Snake Charmer use of his authentic poetic style And his attention to detail in human emotions and especially to the beautiful rural landscape is Selected Poems uite remarkable Hardy s architectural training must have developed in him an excellent sense of detail The book deals with a double plot where he dwells on a lost generation of church musicians and a rural way of life which was in danger of being replaced by emerging modernization and on a sweet love story Both are interwoven to produce an enjoyable story There is humor though out the book mixed with irony and when your initial laugh has subsided the truth of the observation leaves you pondering However one negative thing I noticed in this book is Hardy s Degas And The Little Dancer unfavorable opinion of his heroine I have read only Far from the Madding Crowd other than this one and in both books this was a common trait Hardy is sympathetic towards his heroes and portrays them with excellent human Takeout Menu Organizer ualities while he is critical of his heroines always implicating them with flirtatious behavior I wonder whether he had any personal grievance for him to characterize women as such Despite his treatment of the heroine it was Secrets From The Grave uite a good engaging story Not one of Hardy s best works I suppose but interesting enough in its own special way

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Istress Fancy Day A pleasant romantic tale set in the Victorian er. 25 Between college and grad school I read Hardy s five major novels but it s probably been 10 years or since I tried a new one Far from the Madding Crowd is one of my favorite books of all time so I couldn t help but compare Under the Greenwood Tree to it unfavorably alas as I was reading Greenwood was Hardy s second novel published in 1872 That s just two years before Madding Crowd and the two are uite similar in a few ways the main female character is a conceited flirt who has to decide between three potential suitors the supporting cast is made up of rustics who speak in country dialect and the Dorset setting including the landscape weather and traditional activities is a strong presence in its own rightBut where Bathsheba Everdene though periodically maddening is ultimately a sympathetic figure Greenwood s Fancy Day is a character I could never warm to As the new schoolteacher and organist in Mellstock village she puts on airs and imagines she s too good for Dick Dewy a salt of the earth peddler She s also incurably vain Yes I must wear the hat dear Dicky because I ought to wear a hat you know she says even though Dick calls the hat Rather too couettish A bare bones summary of the novel makes it sound entertaining than it actually is A set of country musicians the Mellstock uire learns their services are no longer reuired at the local church they are to be replaced by an organ The novel opens on Christmas Eve and in the early chapters proceeds by way of caroling cider drinking and dances It s rather jolly but where is it all going Then once the plot takes over Fancy s weighing up of the wooing attentions of Dick Mr Shiner and Parson Maybold soon grows tediousWhereas the passages about the rustics are brief welcome interludes in Madding Crowd here they are nearly constant and start to feel overpowering You are charmed on condition that you accept Hardy s condescension towards his characters Claire Tomalin observes in Thomas Hardy The Time Torn Man They are harmless folk but their rural way of life will soon be superseded The novel is set a generation back in about the 1840s so has an elegiac tone to it and Hardy s subtitles suggest he was trying to freeze an image of a bygone timeFancy s directives for her wedding reception make clear the divide between old and newThe propriety of every one was intense by reason of the influence of Fancy who as an additional precaution in this direction had strictly charged her father and the tranter Dick s father to carefully avoid saying thee and thou in their conversation on the plea that those ancient words sounded so very humiliating to persons of newer taste also that they were never to be seen drawing the back of the hand across the mouth after drinking a local English custom of extraordinary antiuity but stated by Fancy to be decidedly dying out among the upper classes of societyThis is a pleasant enough book and at just 160 or so pages goes by fairly uickly yet I found myself losing interest at many points and often could not bear to read than one short chapter at a time At this rate will I ever get to decidedly minor Hardy novels like The Hand of Ethelberta The Trumpet Major A Pair of Blue Eyes and A Laodicean Under the greenwood tree is a line from Shakespeare s As You Like ItFavorite unrelated line Clar nets were not made for the service of the Lard you can see it by looking at em Originally published with images on my blog Bookish Beck Degas And The Little Dancer unfavorably alas as I was reading Greenwood was Hardy s second novel published in 1872 That s just two years before Madding Crowd and the two are Takeout Menu Organizer uite similar in a few ways the main female character is a conceited flirt who has to decide between three potential suitors the supporting cast is made Secrets From The Grave up of rustics who speak in country dialect and the Dorset setting including the landscape weather and traditional activities is a strong presence in its own rightBut where Bathsheba Everdene though periodically maddening is The Saga Of Thrond Of Gate ultimately a sympathetic figure Greenwood s Fancy Day is a character I could never warm to As the new schoolteacher and organist in Mellstock village she puts on airs and imagines she s too good for Dick Dewy a salt of the earth peddler She s also incurably vain Yes I must wear the hat dear Dicky because I ought to wear a hat you know she says even though Dick calls the hat Rather too couettish A bare bones summary of the novel makes it sound entertaining than it actually is A set of country musicians the Mellstock The European Guilds up of the wooing attentions of Dick Mr Shiner and Parson Maybold soon grows tediousWhereas the passages about the rustics are brief welcome interludes in Madding Crowd here they are nearly constant and start to feel overpowering You are charmed on condition that you accept Hardy s condescension towards his characters Claire Tomalin observes in Thomas Hardy The Time Torn Man They are harmless folk but their rural way of life will soon be superseded The novel is set a generation back in about the 1840s so has an elegiac tone to it and Hardy s subtitles suggest he was trying to freeze an image of a bygone timeFancy s directives for her wedding reception make clear the divide between old and newThe propriety of every one was intense by reason of the influence of Fancy who as an additional precaution in this direction had strictly charged her father and the tranter Dick s father to carefully avoid saying thee and thou in their conversation on the plea that those ancient words sounded so very humiliating to persons of newer taste also that they were never to be seen drawing the back of the hand across the mouth after drinking a local English custom of extraordinary antiuity but stated by Fancy to be decidedly dying out among the Destiny upper classes of societyThis is a pleasant enough book and at just 160 or so pages goes by fairly Let The Storm Break Sky Fall 2 uickly yet I found myself losing interest at many points and often could not bear to read than one short chapter at a time At this rate will I ever get to decidedly minor Hardy novels like The Hand of Ethelberta The Trumpet Major A Pair of Blue Eyes and A Laodicean Under the greenwood tree is a line from Shakespeare s As You Like ItFavorite Invitation To Catholicism unrelated line Clar nets were not made for the service of the Lard you can see it by looking at em Originally published with images on my blog Bookish Beck

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Under the Greenwood Tree is the story of the romantic entanglement. This is Hardy s second novel and the first to feature his realistic dream setting of Wessex which includes the fictional town of Casterbridge in reality known as Dorchester and located in the south of EnglandUnder the Greenwood Tree is a romantic novel with a common working class man vying for the attention and affection of a beautiful young woman who has several suitors to choose from It kind of reminds me of Far from the Madding Crowd in that regard but much lighthearted I like Hardy s writing and have enjoyed every book that I have read4 Stars