Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics)

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

This version, in keeping with Hardy’s unique 1874 manuscript, is the full novel he by no means observed released, and restores its complete candor and innovation. Rosemarie Morgan’s creation discusses the historical past of its book, in addition to the biblical and classical allusions that permeate the novel.

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