Far from the Madding Crowd (Amazonclassics Edition)

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Amazon Publishing, Sep 12, 2017 - Fiction - 492 pages

In rural Victorian England, the willful Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three men: her repressed neighbor, a devoted shepherd, and a thriftless soldier. They cross and clash again and again in tragedy, grief, betrayal, misguided affections, and the follies of romantic love. Though far from the fury of the city, the drama they engender is equal to the whole of the universe in madness and passion.

Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, his first literary success, is one of the great love stories of English literature.

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Revised edition: Previously published as Far From the Madding Crowd, this edition of Far From the Madding Crowd (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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About the author (2017)

Born in Dorset, England, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet whose criticism of the strict moral codes of Victorian society is best exemplified in his most celebrated novels: Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.Though schooled in London, and celebrated as a prize-winning architect, the young Hardy never felt at home in a city of social class division, or comfortable in his chosen profession. A student of the works of the progressive political theorist John Stuart Mill, Hardy returned to Dorset, married, and decided to devote his life to writing.

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