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Far from the Madding Crowd - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)
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Far from the Madding Crowd - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 26/09/2013
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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.

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), born Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, originally trained as an architect before earning his living as a writer. Though he saw himself primarily as a poet, Hardy was the author of some of the late eighteenth century's major novels: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891), Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Amidst the controversy caused by Jude the Obscure, he turned to the poetry he had been writing all his life. In the next thirty years he published over nine hundred poems and his epic drama in verse, The Dynasts. 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141393384
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 42 mm

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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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“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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“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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