Gone to Earth

Gone to Earth The Daughter Of A Welsh Gypsy And A Crazy Bee Keeper, Hazel Woodus Is Happiest Living In Her Forest Cottage In The Remote Shropshire Hills, At One With The Winds And Seasons, Protector And Friend Of The Wild Animals She Loves But Hazel S Beauty And Innocence Prove Irresistible To The Men In Her Orbit Both Jack Reddin, The Local Squire And Edward Marston, The Gentle Minister, Offer Her Human Love Hazel S Fate Unfolds As Simply And Relentlessly As A Greek Tragedy, As A Child Of Nature Is Drawn Into A World Of Mortal Passion In Which She Must Eternally Be A Stranger. This is the first Mary Webb novel that I have read and I am left wondering how I have never heard of her before The writing was so good, and such a strong cast of characters as you could hope to find in a novel, especially the main character, Hazel Woodus Hazel is innocence personified, an innocence so pure it is bo
How has Mary Webb flown under the radar for so many years Is she the literary world s best kept secret Her writing displays a discerning eye and a sensitive spirit She sees the big picture she describes the finest details There are no wasted words In my opinion, Mary Webb should be ranked right up there with the best of them This story could very simply be enjoyed as a romantic triangle set in a beautiful and wild countryside and enjoyed immensely But, for those with ears to hear, th How has Mary Webb flown under the radar for so many years I
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler That blurb describing this as soil and gloom is pretty spot on If you re reading the Virago s, put this one on the list.SPOILER I was however a bit disappointed in the Thelma Louise ending I think there is something anti feminist in that kind of thing. Not quite as magical and poetical a book as Precious Bane but still special and confirming Mary Webb as one of my newly discovered favourite authors The story is very much a parallel to Tess of the D Urbervilles the innocent gypsy girl, Hazel, torn between the good and honourable parson who she marries and the rough, rugged squire, who is destined to bring her to ruin However, reading Tess, it is difficult to get into the mindset of the characters and not to look at the story from a mode Not quite as magical and poetical a book as Precious Bane but still special and confirming Mary Webb as one of my newly discovered favourite authors The story is very much a parallel to Tess of the D Urbervilles the innocent gypsy girl, Hazel, torn between the good and honourable parson who she marries and the rough, rugged squire, who is destined to bring her to ruin However, reading Tess, it is difficult to get into the mindset of the characters and not to look at the story from a modern perspective, feeling frustrated at Angel Clare for being unable to accept Tess for who she is and at Tess for being such a pathetic drama queen In Gone To Earth, the characters are far eas
This was a poetically lyrical and intense novel.In many ways the main characters arelike archetypes than the sort of individuals we would ever encounter in the everyday world Hazel the heroine is a child of Nature though not Nature in its less gentle aspect Reddin the local squire who pursues her is all aggression and passion Edward who marries Hazel but cannot keep Reddin away represents a spirituality that is too far removed from the natural world.I particularly enjoyed the way the This was a poetically lyrical and intense novel.In many ways the main characters arelike arche
How can I have lived 51 years without ever hearing of this marvelous writer She is the missing link between Thomas Hardy and John Cowper Powys, a visionary turning her rapt attention on wild things, the human mind, and the numberless tendrils that connect them Very much in the spirit of the Brontes, with all the gothic melodrama that goes with such a spirit, this novel is not remarkable for its plot, which is simply that time honored tragic
A strange and wondrous novel, reminiscent of the Brontes and Hardy, with the fiery, Biblical prose of early Cormac McCarthy. This book was just a little odd I must admit I was hoping to like itthan I did It started almost like a fantasy novel with the wild half gypsey girl living in the woods with her father the musician The story was basically about two men that wanted her and how she didn t want either but still had to choose between them.I thin
This was an interesting book, andcompelling than I d expected it to be.It s very didactic and philosophical, but the gist of the plot in modern terms is of a young and naive woman torn between the desires of a Nice Guy tm and a Bad Boy.It is very clear that neither of them areconcerned about her than of their ideas about her this is explicitly stated, many times, in the text She has her passion for the natural world and neither of her suitors pay any attention to that.I will s This was an interesting book, andcompelling than I d expected it to be.It s very didactic and philosophical, but the gist of the plot in modern terms is of a young and naive woman torn between the desires of a Nice Guy tm and a Bad Boy.It is very

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  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • Gone to Earth
  • Mary Webb
  • 20 May 2019
  • 1406931292