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The vicar of Wakefield

by:Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774

Details the romantic intrigues in the family of a country vicar in eighteenth century England.

Editions:3686  Date:1728 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Pastoral fiction

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.

Editions:1972  Date:1891 - 2018  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Pastoral fiction

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The wind in the willows

by:Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Editions:1365  Date:1900 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Nature stories, Pastoral fiction

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Far from the madding crowd

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

Bathsehba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices.

Editions:1250  Date:1817 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Pastoral fiction, Didactic fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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Silas Marner

by:Eliot, George, 1819-1880

A miser finds redemption through caring for an abandoned child.

Editions:1324  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Criticism, interpretation, etc, Pastoral fiction

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Main Street

by:Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town in Minnesota.

Editions:560  Date:1850 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Satire, Pastoral fiction

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Cranford

by:Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865

In the village of Cranford, decorum is maintained at all times. Despite their poverty, the ladies are never vulgar about money (or their lack of it), and always follow the rules of propriety. But this discretion and gentility does not keep away tragedy; and when the worst happens, the Amazons of Cranford show the true strength of their honest affections.

Editions:992  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction

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The woodlanders

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

Set in the secluded forest community of Little Hintock, Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders inextricably links the dramatic English landscape with the story of a woman caught between two rivals of radically different social statures. Grace Melbury is promised to her longtime companion, Giles Winterborne, a local woodlander and a gentle, steadfast man. When her socially motivated father pressures her to wed the ambitious doctor Edred Fitzpiers, Grace's loyalties shift -- and her decision leads to tumultuous consequences. With its explorations of class and gender, lust and betrayal, The Woodlanders is one of Hardy's most vivid and powerful works.

Editions:521  Date:1886 - 2017  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Love stories

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The story of an African farm

by:Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late-19th century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name.

Editions:473  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Historical fiction, Pastoral fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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The bridges of Madison County

by:Waller, Robert James, 1939-2017

When Robert Kincaid drives through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer and turns into Francesca Johnson's farm lane looking for directions, the world-class photographer and the Iowa farm wife are joined in an experience of uncommon truth and stunning beauty that will haunt them forever.

Editions:377  Date:1982 - 2016  Genre(s):Love stories, Pastoral fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Pastoral fiction

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