Gone to Earth

by Mary Webb; Amika Press Classics

“Hazel stood alone–the single representative, in a callous world, of God. Or was the world His representative, and she something alien, a dissentient voice to be silenced?”

Daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a crazy bee-keeper, Hazel Woodus is happiest living in her forest cottage in the remote Shropshire hills, at one with the winds and seasons, protector and friend of the wild animals she loves. But Hazel’s beauty and innocence prove irresistible to the men in her orbit. Both Jack Reddin, the local squire and Edward Marston, the young minister, surround her with tender—and ravenous—love.

Hazel’s fate unfolds as simply and relentlessly as a Greek tragedy, as a woman of nature is drawn into a world of complex passion in which she must eternally be apart. 

Mary Webb’s writing has been compared to Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature and of the human heart.

One hundred percent of royalties will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

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SRP: $6.93

Page Count: 252

Publication Date: 1 August 2022

ISBN-10: 1956872302

ISBN-13: 978-1956872309