The Woodlanders

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The lives of 4 people are significantly intertwined with each other, which makes it difficult for all of them. Grace Melbury, lives in Blackmoore Vale and is asked to marry Edred Fitzpiers, in spite of her love for Giles Winterborne. Edred Fitzpiers, on the other hand, is also not happy with the marriage as he too loves someone else, i.e., Felice Charmond.

What makes this book stand out?

The language used is beautifully lyrical and descriptive.

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Complex stories are worth the read which keeps one intrigued throughout and this novel by Thomas Hardy is a classic example of that.

Don't read it for

The ending seems a little ambiguous.

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