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Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy, Shannon Russell, Rosemarie Morgan
Far from the Madding Crowd
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Set in his fictional Wessex countryside in southwest England, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's breakthrough work. Though it was first published anonymously in 1874, the quick and tremendous success of Far from the Madding Crowd persuaded Hardy to give up his first profession,... show more
Set in his fictional Wessex countryside in southwest England, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's breakthrough work. Though it was first published anonymously in 1874, the quick and tremendous success of Far from the Madding Crowd persuaded Hardy to give up his first profession, architecture, to concentrate on writing fiction. The story of the ill-fated passions of the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors offers a spectacle of country life brimming with an energy and charm not customarily associated with Hardy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141439655 (0141439653)
ASIN: 141439653
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 Far From the Madding Crowd
I may be the odd one out, but I really liked Far From the Madding Crowd. I liked the sheep, I liked the character of Gabriel Oak and above all, I loved Thomas Hardys descriptions of the landscapes and the weather. Since I know that a lot of people don´t like his writing style, I´m very pleased by th...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Far from the Madding Crowd
I DNF at 11 percent. I don't hate myself that much to continue to read this. I have no idea what the hell was going on for most of this book. I finally threw in the towel at 11 percent because I couldn't bear to keep reading "Bathsheba" over and over again. This is the worst name I can think of for ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Far from the Madding Crowd
Sometimes when I'm reading a classic, I don't understand everything or feel the emotions. That wasn't so with this one. Admittedly, I may not be feeling the correct emotions still. I didn't read this in school or study the meaning of anything (I just sped on through) so I may totally be wrong in ...
Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR7 Book 79: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Farmer Gabriel Oak falls for the pretty, independent-minded and headstrong Miss Bathsheba Everdene pretty much the first time he sees her. He proposes to her, but is rebuffed, as she's unsure if she ever wants to get married. After losing his entire livelihood after one horrible accident, Gabriel ha...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
4.0 Far from the Madding Crowd
Seeing the trailer of the new film in theaters started a ticking clock in my head that would only be satisfied with my finally reading this, or demanding some movie shill to take my money. My better nature succeeded, thanks to a local movie theater with only one screen and the desire to favor the ch...
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