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Far from the Madding Crowd
  • ISBN: 9780141198934
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Hardback

Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy’s powerful novel of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene, a proud working woman whose life is complicated by three different men – respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy and devoted Gabriel – making her the object of scandal and betrayal.

Vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, Far from the Madding Crowd shows the precarious position of a woman in a man’s world.

‘The first of Hardy’s great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note for which his best fiction is remembered.’ Margaret Drabble



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