Under the Greenwood Tree cover

Under the Greenwood Tree

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

1. 00 – Preface
2. 01 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 1: Mellstock-Lane
3. 02 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 2: The Tranter’s
4. 03 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 3: The Assembled Quire
5. 04 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 4: Going the Rounds
6. 05 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 5: The Listeners
7. 06 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 6: Christmas Morning
8. 07 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 7: The Tranter’s Party
9. 08 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 8: They Dance More Wildly
10. 09 – Part the First – Winter – Chapter 9: Dick Calls at the School
11. 10 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 1: Passing by the School and Chapter 2: A Meeting of the Quire
12. 11 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 3: A Turn in the Discussion
13. 12 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 4: The Interview with the Vicar
14. 13 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 5: Returning Home Ward
15. 14 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 6: Yalbury Wood and the Keeper’s House
16. 15 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 7: Dick Makes Himself Useful
17. 16 – Part the Second – Spring – Chapter 8: Dick Meets His Father
18. 17 – Part the Third – Summer – Chapter 1: Driving out of Budmouth
19. 18 – Part the Third – Summer – Chapter 2: Further along the Road
20. 19 – Part the Third – Summer – Chapter 3: A Confession
21. 20 – Part the Third – Summer – Chapter 4: An Arrangement
22. 21 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 1: Going Nutting
23. 22 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 2: Honey-taking, And Afterwards
24. 23 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 3: Fancy In The Rain
25. 24 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 4: The Spell
26. 25 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 5: After Gaining Her Point
27. 26 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 6: Into Temptation
28. 27 – Part the Fourth – Autumn – Chapter 7: Second Thoughts
29. 28 – Part the Fifth – Conclusion – Chapter 1: The Knot There’s No Untying
30. 29 – Part the Fifth – Conclusion – Chapter 2: Under the Greenwood Tree

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Summary

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.

Reviews

dg

I watched a movie on Amazon made "from" this book and it was definitely that...from! It was made politically correct and not near like the book. Just proves: read the book and forget the movies!

Beechie

- Recommended

Charming narration