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The Trumpet-Major: John Loveday, a Soldier in the War with Buonaparte, and Robert His Brother, First Mate in the Merchant Service: A Tale Thomas Hardy

The Trumpet-Major: John Loveday, a Soldier in the War with Buonaparte, and Robert His Brother, First Mate in the Merchant Service: A Tale

Thomas Hardy

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ISBN : 9780333179086
Hardcover
445 pages
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The Trumpet-Major is an original romance that tells the story of pretty Anne Garland and her three suitors: John Loveday, a gallant soldier- Bob Loveday, his thoughtless but sexier younger brother- and Festus Derriman, a pompous and self-regardingMoreThe Trumpet-Major is an original romance that tells the story of pretty Anne Garland and her three suitors: John Loveday, a gallant soldier- Bob Loveday, his thoughtless but sexier younger brother- and Festus Derriman, a pompous and self-regarding dilettante. With the local villagers constantly fearing an invasion by Napoleons fleet, Anne finds her fortunes bound up with historical events as she fluctuates between her lovers, before finally making her unexpected choice. Michael Frys adaptation of this early novel by Thomas Hardy captures the essence and dilemmas of rural life, using as its main narrative theme songs based on folk verse from the early nineteenth century. These variously offer an ironic condemnation of war, a jingoistic view of England and its European enemies or a simple celebration of the English countryside.