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Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's first major literary success, and it edited with an introduction and notes...

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Details of Far from the Madding Crowd

Exact title of the book
Far from the Madding Crowd
Book author
Thomas Hardy
Book edition
Hardcover
Language
English
Published
1938 by W. W. Norton & Company
File size (in PDF)
about 300 kB
Far from the Madding Crowd

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Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's first major literary success, and it edited with an introduction and notes by Rosemarie Morgan and Shannon Russell in Penguin Classics. 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 the fictional county of Wessex, Hardy's novel of swift passion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships.