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The Woodlanders

Thomas Hardy

The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have been informally betrothed for some time, her father has made financial sacrifices to give his adored only child a superior education and no longer considers Giles good enough for her.The Woodlanders marks the beginnings of controversy for Hardy's novels. At this point in his career he was established enough as a writer to take risks, especially in the areas of sex, sexual attraction, marriage, divorce, marital fidelity, unconventional plots and tones, and seemingly immoral conclusions. (Summary Wikipedia)

The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have been informally betrothed for some time, her father has made financial sacrifices to give his adored only child a superior education and no longer considers Giles good enough for her.The Woodlanders marks the beginnings of controversy for Hardy's novels. At this point in his career he was established enough as a writer to take risks, especially in the areas of sex, sexual attraction, marriage, divorce, marital fidelity, unconventional plots and tones, and seemingly immoral conclusions. (Summary Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have been informally betrothed for some time, her father has made financial sacrifices to give his adored only child a superior education and no longer considers Giles good enough for her.The Woodlanders marks the beginnings of controversy for Hardy's novels. At this point in his career he was established enough as a writer to take risks, especially in the areas of sex, sexual attraction, marriage, divorce, marital fidelity, unconventional plots and tones, and seemingly immoral conclusions. (Summary Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

23:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

20:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:46