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The vicar of Wakefield : a tale supposed to be written by himself

by:Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774

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

Editions:3496  Date:1728 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral 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:1814  Date:1891 - 2020  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:1316  Date:1900 - 2020  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Nature stories, Pastoral fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction

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Far from the madding crowd

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three men: an adventurer, a young farmer who becomes bailiff of the farm she inherits, and a neighboring farmer.

Editions:1247  Date:1817 - 2020  Genre(s):Love stories, Pastoral fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Didactic fiction

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Silas Marner

by:Eliot, George, 1819-1880

A miser finds redemption through caring for an abandoned child.

Editions:1279  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Criticism, interpretation, etc, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction

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by:Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865

Cranford is a 19th century English market town, the life of which is dominated by custom and a group of prominent Victorian ladies. This novel was made into a 2007 movie of the same title.

Editions:1069  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Pastoral fiction, 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.

Editions:554  Date:1850 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Satire, 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:607  Date:1886 - 2019  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:481  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Historical fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction

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Silas Marner : the Weaver of Raveloe

by:Eliot, George, 1819-1880

A gentle linen weaver in a small English town is wrongly accused of a theft goes into seclusion and finds redemption in his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears at his cottage.

Editions:553  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, History, Pastoral fiction

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