Far from the Madding Crowd (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780345804006, 448pp.
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/27/2015)
Digital Audiobook (6/22/2008)
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.
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for which his fiction is best remembered.”