Far from the Madding Crowd

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Random House, Dec 14, 2010 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Bathsheba Everdene arrives in the small village of Weatherbury and captures the heart of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a quiet shepherd, the proud, obdurate Farmer Boldwood and dashing, unscrupulous Sergeant Troy. The battle for her affections will have dramatic, tragic and surprising consequences in this classic tale of love and misunderstanding.
 

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this! It was much lighter than "Tess" -- at least for me! And even had some bits of humor in it, which surprised & pleased me :) Read full review

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

Far from the Madding Crowd tells the story of Gabriel Oak, a shepherd, and the young woman he admires, Bathsheba Everdene. While at the beginning of the novel Oak is fairly prosperous and Bathsheba ... Read full review

Contents

A Girl on Horseback Conversation
20
Gabriels Resolve The Visit The Mistake
29
Departure olIBathshcba A Pastoral Iragedy
39
V The Fair lhe Journey The Fine
45
Recognition A Timid Girl
56
The Malthouse The Chat News
60
The Homestead A Visitor HalfConfidences
79
Mistress and Men
86
Night Horses tramping 227
227
XXXlIl In the Sun A Harbinger
236
Home again i A Trickster
245
At an Upper Wndow
256
Vealth in Jeopardy The Revel
260
XXXVll The Storm The Two together
269
Rain One Solitary meets Another
276
Coming Home A Cry
280

X Outside the Barracks e Snow A Meeting
93
Farmers A Rule An Exception
99
Sortes Sanetorum The Valentine
104
Effect of the better Sunrise
109
All Saints and All Souls
125
In the hlarketplaee
128
Boldwood in Meditation Regret
131
The Sheepwashing The Oerr
136
Pcrplcxity Grinding the Shears A Quarrel I42 XXI Troubles in the Fold A Message
149
The Great Barn and the Sheepshearers
156
Eventide A Second Declaration
167
The same Night The Fir Plantation
174
The New Acquaintanee described
181
Scene on the Verge of the Haymead
185
Hiving the Bees
195
Particulars of a Twilight alk
205
Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes
217
Casterbridge Highway
285
Suspicion Fanny is sent for
292
Joseph and his Burden Bucks Head
303
Fannys Revenge
315
Under a Tree Reaction
326
Troys Romanticism
334
its Doings
339
Adventures by the Shore
347
LXVllI Doubts arise Doubts linger
350
Oaks Advancement A Great Hope
356
L_ The Sheep Fair Troy touches his Wifes Hand
362
Bathsheba talks with her Outrider
377
L11 Converging Courses
386
L1 Concumtur Horac Momento
397
After the Shock +09 LV lhe March Following Bathsheba Boldwood
411
LVll A Foggy Night and Morning Conclusion
429
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Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840. His father was a stonemason. He was brought up near Dorchester and trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall where he met his wife-to-be, Emma. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published in 1871 and this was rapidly followed by Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). He also wrote many other novels, poems and short stories. Tess of the D'Urbervilles was published in 1891. His final novel was Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1920 and the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912. His wife died in 1912 and he later married his secretary. Thomas Hardy died 11 January 1928.

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