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Far from the Madding Crowd

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Far from the Madding Crowd

By Thomas Hardy; Nicholas Guy Smith (Read by)

Random House Audio Publishing Group, Compact Disc, 9780553550665

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Description
This story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Thomas Hardy famous.
Despite the violent ends of several of its major characters, "Far from the Madding Crowd" is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy's great novels. The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer, and dashing soldier who vie for her favor move through a beautifully realized late nineteenth-century agrarian landscape, still almost untouched by the industrial revolution and the encroachment of modern life.


About the Author
Thomas Hardy (1840 1928) was born in Dorset, England, son of a stonemason. Though a gifted student, he was unable to afford to attend university. He was apprenticed to an architect at age sixteen and worked in London for several years before returning to Dorset and dedicating himself to writing novels and poems."