“The very best of Hardy”suranjanbasu wrote this review Friday, October 12, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ this is the first novel by Thomas Hardy for me. basically it is a good novel. hardy sounds like a story teller. he has depicted the journey of Michel Henchard in a picturesque manner.he is pretty descriptive, going into details, building the scenario. but yet he is an author not a script writer.
At one point the novel gets very close to a daily soap, in terms of speed and the mundaneness of events. but the intensity of the pain of Michel henchard is far from any daily soap. overall, Hardy portrays a detailed picture of the village life and on that background establishes the story of Henchard in arresting manner.”
“best effort by hardy.”oiseau_blanc wrote this review Sunday, September 30, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A perfect candidate for a bollywood movie. Liked it. The ned is quite emotionally moving.”neeraj_iift wrote this review Wednesday, September 26, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“tragic like other Hardy's novels...................account of ups and downs of a mayor becoming a pauper n lot more in the scene.................fidelity is sarcastically challenged, however the his wife who he solds for meagre amount, gets her fidelity paid for...............the only non-tragic character........”rosynivi4 wrote this review Thursday, September 20, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read this one in high school. Sophisticated language and complex moral dilemmas. Well written and interesting read.”msimonkey wrote this review Wednesday, September 12, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“...description of nature is so vivid that it comes out as a character itself...it laughs & cries with the novel...Hardy has produced one of the most tragic character in the English literature...”Santosh wrote this review Monday, August 27, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another brillaint Hardy tragedy that forms an engrossing narration.”veara wrote this review Wednesday, August 22, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter in the first chapter, but in some ways he proves just as likeable as many of the other characters introduced in this novel!
My favorite element of this novel is actually that: Henchard is depicted as not that horrible a person. He wants to make amends and live up to his responsibilities, but his pride, anger, and events out of his control constantly foil him.
Of the other characters, Elizabeth Jane is the most easily liked. Lucetta and Farfae prove themselves dislikeable in various ways before the end of the book. ^_^;”