She falls in love with Wildeve, marries him and bears the former engineer/present innkeeper a baby.
His work also dramatizes a phenomenon that he seems to have believed or at least thought plausible - the Imminent Will, a blind force governing human affairs.
Read this because Hardy is one of the most atmospheric writers in the English language and creates such indelible images.
This book transported me to another time--another world. The use of language is amazing. Those looking for a plot with today's adventure/thriller themes probably won't like this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bette
Hardy's famous negativity is subordinate to a robust matter-of-factness in this novel. Set in the harsh landscape of Egdon Heath, it concerns the tragic liaison between Clym... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Haig
Hardy's descriptive ability is outstanding, but sometimes his classical allusions are a bit heavy and cumbersome to the movement of the tale. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sylvia Speredes
A great book. Not much joy here. Read it 50 years ago and recently, plus about 5 others of his.Published 7 months ago by Reviewer xyz
Ordered this classic for a library discussion group in July.
I read it many years ago and cannot locate my copy, so ordering through Amazon
was a definite good choice. Read more
This the complex story of love. Love lost, love found, true love, false love and romatized love. The main characters all intertwine as the seek to sort out thier loves for each... Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
We used this book for a class project. After we had read the book, we watched the movie and made comparisons. Sad story about never being content.Published on February 18, 2013 by Juli H