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Far from the madding crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York, New York : Vintage Books, [2015] ©2015
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage Classics editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: This story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Thomas Hardy famous. Despite the violent ends of several of its major characters, Far from the Madding Crowd is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy's great novels. The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene-and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer, and dashing soldier who vie for her favor-move through a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Pastoral fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 9780345804006 0345804007 9780008127701 0008127700
OCLC Number: 819383306
Description: 434 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Description of farmer oak-Incident --
Night-Flock-Interior-Another interior --
Girl on horseback-Conversation --
Gabriel's resolve-Visit-Mistake --
Departure of Bathsheba-Pastoral tragedy --
Fair-Journey-Fire --
Recognition-Timid girl --
Malthouse-Chat-News --
Homestead-Visitor-Half-confidences --
Mistress and men --
Outside the barracks-Snow-Meeting --
Farmer-Rule-Exception --
Sortes sanctorum-Valentine --
Effect of the letter-Sunrise --
Morning meeting-Letter again --
All saints' and all souls' --
In the market-Place --
Boldwood in meditation-Regret --
Sheep-washing-Offer --
Perplexity-Grinding the shears-Quarrel --
Troubles in the fold-Message --
Great barn and the sheep-shearers --
Eventide-Second declaration --
Same night-Fir plantation --
New acquaintance described --
Scene on the verge of the hay-mead --
Hiving the bees --
Hollow amid the ferns --
Particulars of a twilight walk --
Hot cheeks and tearful eyes --
Blame-Fury --
Night-Horses tramping --
In the sun-Harbinger --
Home again-Trickster --
At an upper window --
Wealth in jeopardy-Revel --
Storm-Two together --
Rain-One solitary meets another --
Coming home-Cry --
On Casterbridge Highway --
Suspicion-Fanny is sent for --
Joseph and his burden-Buck's head --
Fanny's revenge --
Under a tree-Reaction --
Troy's romanticism --
Gurgoyle: its doings --
Adventures by the shore --
Doubts arise-Doubts linger --
Oak's advancement-Great hope --
Sheep fair-Troy touches his wife's hand --
Bathsheba talks with her outrider --
Converging courses --
Concurritur-Horae momento --
After the shock --
March following-Bathsheba boldwood --
Beauty in loneliness-After all --
Foggy night and morning-Conclusion.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy.

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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.  Read more...

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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 notefor which his fiction is best remembered.' Margaret Drabble

 
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