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When I set out for Lyonnesse

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The novel tells the story of a young man named Dick Dewy who sets out for Lyonnesse, a mythical land where his true love, Fancy Day, resides. Along the way, Dick encounters various challenges and obstacles, but his unwavering love for Fancy drives him to continue on his journey.

The author, Thomas Hardy, masterfully weaves together themes of love, perseverance, and the power of the human spirit in this captivating tale. The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their journey.

Hardy's descriptive prose draws readers into the lush landscapes and enchanting settings of Lyonnesse, making it feel as though they are right there alongside Dick on his quest. The pacing of the story is steady, with just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep readers eagerly turning the pages.

Overall, "When I set out for Lyonnesse" is a beautifully written and engaging novel that is sure to appeal to fans of romantic fiction and historical fiction alike. Hardy's timeless storytelling and vivid imagery make this a must-read for anyone looking for a heartfelt and uplifting tale.

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volunteers bring you 12 recordings of When I set out for Lyonnesse by Thomas Hardy.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 22, 2021.
This Weekly poem is from the collection Satires of Circumstance by Thomas Hardy . Lyonnesse was a mythical Kingdom mentioned in the Arthurian legends. - Summary by Alan Mapstone

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