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Far from the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A tale of love and loss - the first of Thomas Hardy's novels to win him widespread recognition and popularity - reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in May 2015.

 

The film version of Far from the Madding Crowd, is released in UK cinemas on Friday 1 May 2015. Click below to view the trailer.

Far from the Madding Crowd Synopsis

'I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die'.

 

 

Independent and spirited, Bathsheba Everdene owns the hearts of three men. Striving to win her love in different ways, their relationships with Bathsheba complicate her life in bucolic Wessex - and cast shadows over their own. With the morals and expectations of rural society weighing heavily upon her, Bathsheba experiences the torture of unrequited love and betrayal, and discovers how random acts of chance and tragedy can dramatically alter life's course.

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Far from the Madding Crowd Press Reviews

'Far from the Madding Crowd is the first of Thomas Hardy's great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note for which his fiction is best remembered.'  Margaret Drabble

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ISBN: 9780008127701
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409150381
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008127701
Publication date: 9th April 2015
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840 at Higher Bockhampton in Dorset. His father was a stonemason. Hardy attended school in Dorchester and then trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall where he met his wife-to-be, Emma. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published in 1871 and this was rapidly followed by Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). He also wrote many other novels, poems and short stories. Tess of the D'Urbervilles was published ...

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