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Far from the Madding Crowd By Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd

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Set in Wessex countryside, this is a story of a young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love.

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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Introduction and Notes by Norman Vance, Professor of English, University of Sussex.

Far from the Madding Crowd is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy's Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love.

It tells of the dashing Sergeant Troy whose rakish philosophy of life was `...the past was yesterday; never, the day after', and lastly, of the introverted and reclusive gentleman farmer, Mr Boldwood, whose love fills him with `...a fearful sense of exposure', when he first sets eyes on Bathsheba.

The background of this tale is the Wessex countryside in all its moods, contriving to make it one of the most English of great English novels.

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GOR000493151
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy
Wordsworth Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
1993-08-05
368
1853260673
9781853260674
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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