Far From the Madding Crowd

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2011 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Gabriel Oaks observes Bathsheba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, fall victim to bad decisions and romantic impulses, unaware of the stroke of fate that will finally bring about their union.
 

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Such a beautiful love story m reading it but feels like reading every chapter twice......

Contents

CHAPTER I  Description of Farmer OakAn Incident
CHAPTER II   NightThe FlockAn InteriorAnother Interior
CHAPTER III    A Girl on HorsebackConversation
CHAPTER IV    Gabriels ResolveThe VisitThe Mistake
CHAPTER V    Departure of BathshebaA Pastoral Tragedy
CHAPTER VI    The FairThe JourneyThe Fire
CHAPTER VII    RecognitionA Timid Girl
CHAPTER VIII    The MalthouseThe ChatNews
CHAPTER XXXII    NightHorses Tramping
CHAPTER XXXIII    In the SunA Harbinger
CHAPTER XXXIV    Home AgainA Trickster
CHAPTER XXXV    At an Upper Window
CHAPTER XXXVI    Wealth in JeopardyThe Revel
CHAPTER XXXVII    The StormThe Two Together
CHAPTER XXXVIII    RainOne Solitary Meets Another
CHAPTER XXXIX    Coming HomeA Cry

CHAPTER IX    The HomesteadA VisitorHalfConfidences
CHAPTER X    Mistress and Men
CHAPTER XI    Outside the BarracksSnowA Meeting
CHAPTER XII    FarmersA RuleAn Exception
CHAPTER XIII    Sortes SanctorumThe Valentine
CHAPTER XIV    Effect of the LetterSunrise
CHAPTER XV    A Morning MeetingThe Letter Again
CHAPTER XVI    All Saints and All Souls
CHAPTER XVII    In the MarketPlace
CHAPTER XVIII    Boldwood in MeditationRegret
CHAPTER XIX    The SheepWashingThe Offer
CHAPTER XX    PerplexityGrinding the ShearsA Quarrel
CHAPTER XXI    Troubles in the FoldA Message
CHAPTER XXII    The Great Barn and the SheepShearers
CHAPTER XXIII    EventideA Second Declaration
CHAPTER XXIV    The Same NightThe Fir Plantation
CHAPTER XXV    The New Acquaintance Described
CHAPTER XXVI    Scene on the Verge of the HayMead
CHAPTER XXVII    Hiving the Bees
CHAPTER XXVIII    The Hollow amid the Ferns
CHAPTER XXIX    Particulars of a Twilight Walk
CHAPTER XXX    Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes
CHAPTER XXXI    BlameFury
CHAPTER XL    On Casterbridge Highway
CHAPTER XLI    SuspicionFanny Is Sent For
CHAPTER XLII    Joseph and His BurdenBucks Head
CHAPTER XLIII    Fannys Revenge
CHAPTER XLIV    Under a TreeReaction
CHAPTER XLV    Troys Romanticism
Its Doings
CHAPTER XLVII    Adventures by the Shore
CHAPTER XLVIII    Doubts AriseDoubts Linger
CHAPTER XLIX    Oaks AdvancementA Great Hope
CHAPTER L    The Sheep FairTroy Touches His Wifes Hand
CHAPTER LI    Bathsheba Talks with Her Outrider
CHAPTER LII    Converging Courses
CHAPTER LIII    ConcurriturHorĉ Memento
CHAPTER LIV    After the Shock
CHAPTER LV    The March FollowingBathsheba Boldwood
CHAPTER LVI    Beauty in LonelinessAfter All
CHAPTER LVII    A Foggy Night and MorningConclusion
AFTERWORD
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Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840. In his writing, he immortalized the site of his birth—Egdon Heath, in Dorset, near Dorchester. Delicate as a child, he was taught at home by his mother before he attended grammar school. At sixteen, Hardy was apprenticed to an architect, and for many years, architecture was his profession; in his spare time, he pursued his first and last literary love, poetry. Finally convinced that he could earn his living as an author, he retired from architecture, married, and devoted himself to writing. An extremely productive novelist, Hardy published an important book every year or two. In 1896, disturbed by the public outcry over the unconventional subjects of his two greatest novels—Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure—he announced that he was giving up fiction and afterward produced only poetry. In later years, he received many honors. He died on January 11, 1928, and was buried in Poet’s Corner, in Westminster Abbey. It was as a poet that he wished to be remembered, but today critics regard his novels as his most memorable contribution to English literature for their psychological insight, decisive delineation of character, and profound presentation of tragedy.

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