Far from the Madding Crowd (Paperback)
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Far from the Madding Crowd (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 27/02/2003
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'The first of Hardy's great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note for which his best fiction is remembered' Margaret Drabble

Thomas Hardy's novel of swift passion and slow courtship is imbued with evocative descriptions of rural life, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships. Its heroine, Bathsheba Everdene, takes up her position as a farmer on a large estate, where her confident presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and when tragedy ensues, the stability of the whole community is threatened.

Edited with an Introduction and notes by ROSEMARIE MORGAN with SHANNON RUSSELL

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141439655
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 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

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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

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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

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