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Far from the madding crowd

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  • Author: Hardy, Thomas
    Contributor: Gatrell, Simon; Mead, Catherine
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    2006
    Summary:

    I shall do one thing in this life - one thing for certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die.'

    Gabriel Oak is only one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the
    terrible consequences of an inconstant heart.

    Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to give the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. Set against the backdrop of the unchanging natural cycle of the year, the story both upholds and questions
    rural values with a startlingly modern sensibility. This new edition retains the critical text that restores previously deleted and revised passages.

    Original Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
    Language(s): English