Far From the Madding Crowd (Paperback)
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Far From the Madding Crowd (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 09/04/2015
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A tale of love and loss - the first of Thomas Hardy's novels to win him widespread recognition and popularity - reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in May 2015.

`I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die'

Independent and spirited, Bathsheba Everdene owns the hearts of three men. Striving to win her love in different ways, their relationships with Bathsheba complicate her life in bucolic Wessex - and cast shadows over their own. With the morals and expectations of rural society weighing heavily upon her, Bathsheba experiences the torture of unrequited love and betrayal, and discovers how random acts of chance and tragedy can dramatically alter life's course.

The first of Hardy's novels to become a major literary success, Far from the Madding Crowd explores what it means to live and to love.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008127701
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


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`"Far from the Madding Crowd" is the first of Thomas Hardy's great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note
for which his fiction is best remembered.' Margaret Drabble

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“Rural splendour,temptation and pride”

Whilst Dickens is celebrated for his vivid depictions of urbanisation and the squalor of the city with attendant social vices and alienation, Hardy is undoubtedly the most accomplished literary artist of the... More

Paperback edition
16th July 2012
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“Beautifully written”

This is a well thought out and clever composition, full of beautiful descriptions which allow the author to show off his vast array of knowledge. Each character is well developed over the course of the book and the... More

Paperback edition
7th August 2013
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“Wonderful Edition!”

I absolutely love the Penguin Classics in their clothbound collection. This particular one has such wonderful, old colours and looks beautiful on a bookcase. Unfortunately the barcode is stuck onto the material at the... More

Hardback edition
20th September 2015
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