Antique (1920) hardcover book the Woodlanders written by Thomas Hardy. Published and printed by MacMillan, London, England. This is Volume VI of the Wessex Novels.
About the book: In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider. Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous. The Woodlanders, with its thematic portrayal of the role of social class, gender, and evolutionary survival, as well as its insights into the capacities and limitations of language, exhibits Hardy's acute awareness of his era's most troubling dilemmas.
In EXCELLENT! antique condition, the book is complete. There is a printing error on the front overleaf and the two pages are still connected. Covers show MINIMAL! wear or rub. Gold-embossed spine is still bright and vivid with MINIMAL! wear. Book has a strong, sturdy spine with NO! pages separating from it. Internal pages show MODERATE! foxing. There are NO! ripped, torn or missing pages in the book and NO! dog-eared corners or margin notations. There is an inscription on the inside overleaf dated Christmas 1923.
Approximate measurements: hardcover book measures 10" x 7" | complete | NO dust jacket
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