Educated beyond her station, Grace Melbury returns to the woodland village of little Hintock and cannot marry her intended, Giles Winterborne. Her alternative choice proves disastrous, and in a moving tale that has vibrant characters, many humorous moments and genuine pathos coupled with tragic irony, Hardy eschews a happy ending.
Why Study the Medieval Past? Janet L. Nelson Argues That the Study of Medieval History in British Schools Is Just What the Twenty-First Century Requires. (Today's History) Nelson, Janet L..
History Today, Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2003
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO Wessex ; This Ancient Kingdom Steeped in Legend Covers a Broad Sweep of Southern England. It Has Beaches, Historic Sites, and Country Walks to Enjoy during the Long Summer Holidays, Says ANTHEA MILNES Milnes, Anthea.
The Independent (London, England), August 17, 2002
A Writer's Palette; the Thames Estuary Land That John Prescott Advocates Building on Has Sparked the Imaginations of Our Greatest Writers. It Must Be Preserved, Argues a Novelist, for Future Inspiration Clark, Candida.
The Evening Standard (London, England), August 11, 2003