Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy and Shannon Russell

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 02/08/2007

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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

ISBN:
9780141920030
9780141920030
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
02-08-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840. His first published novel was Desperate Remedies in 1871. Such was the success of these early works, which included A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far From the Madding Crowd (1874), that he gave up his work as an architect to concentrate on his writing.

However, he had difficulty publishing Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1889) and was forced to make changes in order for it to be judged suitable for family readers. This, coupled with the stormy reaction to the negative tone of Jude the Obscure (1895), prompted Hardy to abandon writing novels altogether and he concentrated on poetry for the rest of his life. He died in January 1928.

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