Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy audiobook

Under the Greenwood Tree

By Thomas Hardy
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
  • $24.95

    ISBN: 9781470886592

  • $50.00

    ISBN: 9781433245640

Runtime: 5.33 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of the most popular of Hardy’s novels, this charming pastoral idyll is a lightly humorous depiction of life in an early Victorian rural community. Drawn from Hardy’s childhood memories, it represents, he said, “a true picture at first hand of the personages, ways, and customs which were common in the villages.”

The story delicately balances the concerns of the Mellstock parish choir with a romance between Dick Dewy, a member of the choir, and Fancy Day, the village schoolmistress. While the choir battles for its survival against the new vicar’s mechanical church organ, personal conflicts arise over the anachronistic customs of tradition.

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Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English