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Barbara of the House of Grebe | [Thomas Hardy]

Barbara of the House of Grebe

Barbara, a young and impetuous heiress, rejects the stern Lord Uplandtowers to elope with a poor but handsome man, Edmund Willowes. When Barbara’s parents send Edmund to Europe, they hope to change him into a more suitable match for their daughter. But after disaster strikes, Edmund returns in a way nobody could have imagined.
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Barbara, a young and impetuous heiress, rejects the stern Lord Uplandtowers to elope with a poor but handsome man, Edmund Willowes. When Barbara’s parents send Edmund to Europe, they hope to change him into a more suitable match for their daughter. But after disaster strikes, Edmund returns in a way nobody could have imagined.

Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison

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    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 11-14-11
    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 11-14-11 Member Since 2014

    An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.

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    "Tragic tale of impetuous love."

    Barbara chooses a handsome man over someone of her own class. Unfortunately, a tragedy happens which causes her to rethink her choice.
    Hardy rarely tells a story with a happy ending, so don't look for one here.
    B J Harrison is adequate as the narrator, but nothing special, and sometimes his pauses are just off...
    I love Hardy, and this story is beautifully written.

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