Özellikler: Boyut: 11 x 18 / kitap kâğıdı / 385 sayfa
Yayın Tarihi: Aralık 1996
In his glorious, witty, yet disarm,ngly down- to- eart novel of the passionate fortunes of Miss Anne Gerland, Hardy brings his childhood fascination with the Napoleonic era stunningly to life.
Anne and her widowed mother live quietly in a portion of the mill owned by Miller Loveday, until their peace is shattered by the sudden blaze of colour and activity brought by a local encampment of several army regiments. As they prepare to defend the country from the expected against a private army of suitors. She must apparently choose between the headstrong and rude festus Derriman who, in place of any manners at all, nevertheless possesses good prospect, and the reflective and honest trumpet- major, John Loveday, who does not. And there is a third, Anne's childhood sweetheart and John's sailor brothe, Robert, whose sudden arrival with an unknown wife- to- be, throws the whole affair into thorough confusion.
By turns comic and ttragic, The Trumpet- Major is a marvellously heartfelt emotion adventure, a wonderful insight into a rural community under threat, and an agonizing drama of unrequited love.