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 sufficient and lively Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to absorb her place as a farmer at the biggest property within the quarter. Her daring presence attracts 3 very various suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy, and the dedicated shepherd Gabriel Oak. every one, in contrasting methods, unsettles her judgements and complicates her lifestyles, and tragedy ensues, threatening the steadiness of the complete group. one in every of his first works set within the semi-fictional area of Wessex, Hardy’s novel of rapid ardour and gradual courtship is imbued along with his evocative descriptions of rural lifestyles and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty approximately sexual relationships.

This version, according to Hardy’s unique 1874 manuscript, is the entire novel he by no means observed released, and restores its complete candor and innovation. Rosemarie Morgan’s advent discusses the heritage of its booklet, in addition to the biblical and classical allusions that permeate the novel.

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