Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics)

Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics)

Thomas Hardy


Thomas Hardy’s impassioned novel of courtship in rural life
 
In Thomas Hardy’s first significant literary good fortune, self reliant and lively Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to soak up her place as a farmer at the greatest property within the sector. Her daring presence attracts 3 very assorted suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy, and the committed shepherd Gabriel Oak. every one, in contrasting methods, unsettles her judgements and complicates her existence, and tragedy ensues, threatening the steadiness of the full group. considered one of his first works set within the semi-fictional quarter of Wessex, Hardy’s novel of rapid ardour and gradual courtship is imbued along with his evocative descriptions of rural existence and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty approximately sexual relationships.

This variation, according to Hardy’s unique 1874 manuscript, is the whole novel he by no means observed released, and restores its complete candor and innovation. Rosemarie Morgan’s creation discusses the background of its ebook, in addition to the biblical and classical allusions that permeate the novel.

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