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Under the Greenwood Tree

Thomas Hardy

This novel is subtitled The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. The Quire is the group of musicians who accompany the hymns at the local church and we follow the fortunes of one member, Dick Dewy, who falls in love with the new school mistress, Fancy Day. Another element of the book is the battle between the traditional musicians of the Quire and the local vicar, Parson Maybold, who installs a church organ. This battle illustrates the developing technology being introduced in the Victorian era and its threat to traditional country ways. The novel was published anonymously in 1872 and is often seen as Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novel. In 2005 Under the Greenwood Tree was adapted for a television version by Ashley Pharoah. (Summary by Rachel Lintern)

This novel is subtitled The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. The Quire is the group of musicians who accompany the hymns at the local church and we follow the fortunes of one member, Dick Dewy, who falls in love with the new school mistress, Fancy Day. Another element of the book is the battle between the traditional musicians of the Quire and the local vicar, Parson Maybold, who installs a church organ. This battle illustrates the developing technology being introduced in the Victorian era and its threat to traditional country ways. The novel was published anonymously in 1872 and is often seen as Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novel. In 2005 Under the Greenwood Tree was adapted for a television version by Ashley Pharoah. (Summary by Rachel Lintern)
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This novel is subtitled The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. The Quire is the group of musicians who accompany the hymns at the local church and we follow the fortunes of one member, Dick Dewy, who falls in love with the new school mistress, Fancy Day. Another element of the book is the battle between the traditional musicians of the Quire and the local vicar, Parson Maybold, who installs a church organ. This battle illustrates the developing technology being introduced in the Victorian era and its threat to traditional country ways. The novel was published anonymously in 1872 and is often seen as Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novel. In 2005 Under the Greenwood Tree was adapted for a television version by Ashley Pharoah. (Summary by Rachel Lintern)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:04