Far from the Madding Crowd

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Penguin UK, Aug 2, 2007 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community. The first of his works set in Wessex, Hardy's novel of swiftpassion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships.

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User Review  - yizhou - LibraryThing

This book is talk about a beautiful girl who loved by three young men, and this beautiful girl Bathsheba married with Troy who was the worst guy of the three young men. Because the Troy was romantic ... Read full review

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User Review  - hitomik - LibraryThing

This is a love story, and there are five people who fall in love with someone. However, there were only two people who at last became happy, and others couldn’t be happy at all. I felt sorry for them, but anyway, it was good that Gabriel, a quite earnest became happy. Read full review


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Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and wrote both poetry and novels, including The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. He died in 1928.
Rosemarie Morgan teaches in the English department at Yale University.
Shannon Russell holds a post doctoral Fellowship specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature at Oxford.

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