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The Well-Beloved

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Part First Chapter 1
3. 02 - Part First Chapter 2
4. 03 - Part First Chapter 3
5. 04 - Part First Chapter 4
6. 05 - Part First Chapter 5
7. 06 - Part First Chapter 6
8. 07 - Part First Chapter 7
9. 08 - Part First Chapter 8
10. 09 - Part First Chapter 9
11. 10 - Part Second Chapter 1
12. 11 - Part Second Chapter 2
13. 12 - Part Second Chapter 3
14. 13 - Part Second Chapter 4
15. 14 - Part Second Chapter 5
16. 15 - Part Second Chapter 6
17. 16 - Part Second Chapter 7
18. 17 - Part Second Chapter 8
19. 18 - Part Second Chapter 9
20. 19 - Part Second Chapter 10
21. 20 - Part Second Chapter 11
22. 21 - Part Second Chapter 12
23. 22 - Part Second Chapter 13
24. 23 - Part Third Chapter 1
25. 24 - Part Third Chapter 2
26. 25 - Part Third Chapter 3
27. 26 - Part Third Chapter 4
28. 27 - Part Third Chapter 5
29. 28 - Part Third Chapter 6
30. 29 - Part Third Chapter 7
31. 30 - Part Third Chapter 8

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Summary

'The Well-Beloved' tells the story of Jocelyn Pierston and his love for three generations of women - the grandmother, her daughter and grand-daughter over a period of forty years. Pierston is seeking for perfection in his choice of lover and in doing so lets opportunities for happiness pass him by. However, at the end of his life, he finds some kind of contentment in compromise.