Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 May 2013

256 Pages | 2 maps


ISBN: 9780199697205

Also Available As:


Request Inspection Copy

Bookseller Code (TD)

Under the Greenwood Tree

Second Edition

Thomas Hardy
Edited by Simon Gatrell and Phillip Mallett

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of one of Hardy's best-loved novels, a love story played out in a rural community whose church choir is under threat.
  • Introduction explores the tension in the novel between a vanishing rural idyll and the social realities making change inevitable; the novel's portrait of rural life and character; its revealing textual history and the relation of art to elegy.
  • Useful notes provide historical background, gloss dialect and unfamiliar terms, and highlight significant revisions.
  • Includes maps of Hardy's Wessex and the fictional setting of Mellstock.
  • Thorough Chronology and up-to-date Bibliography.
  • Critically established text restores Hardy's original intentions.

New to this Edition:

  • New introduction by Phillip Mallett.
  • New, expanded notes. Both introduction and notes take account of recent critical discussion in the 27 years since the edition was first published.
  • New select bibliography.
  • Novel reset, but retains the critically established text.

Also of Interest