Tomas Hardy was one of the most renowned writers, novelists and poets in English literary history. Published more than 25 literary works, including novels, short stories collections and poetry, Hardy is considered as an author of naturalism movement. It's no coincidence that it is the peasants who became the main protagonists of his literary works. Depicting the tragic fate of his characters, Hardy finds out the social base of psychological conflicts in Victorian England, and criticizes those beliefs, especially relating to marriage, education and religion. “Under the Greenwood Tree; Or, The Mellstock Quire” is a novel, first published anonymously in 1872. The story starts over Christmas, when the group of native fellows walks on streets and sings the carols. Then Dick Dewy, a young member of the Mellstock Choir, falls in love with Fancy Day, the new teacher at the parish schoolhouse. But a rich farmer, Frederic Shinar, is also a suitor to the Fancy’s sympathy. The young woman finds herself in the love triangle. We present you the classic example of realistic novel, that became one of Hardy's most popular literary works. Enjoy the reading.