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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  

Far from the Madding Crowd

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Far From The Madding Crowd is a tale of loyalty, obsession and tragedy from a storytelling master. 2015 sees a major film release of probably Thomas Hardy's best novel, starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge.

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.

If you like Thomas Hardy you might also like to read books by Nell Leyshon.

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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

'...the past was yesterday; the future, tomorrow; never, the next day' It's the 1870s and Bathsheba Everdene is a woman ahead of her time.

Within the confines of rural English society, her independence and impulsive nature quickly land her at the heart of a web of love and lies. Three very different men hope to claim her. But Bathsheba is fickle. And as she forges her own path through the politics of love and marriage, disaster follows in her wake.

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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


About the Author

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 in 1891 and he published his final novel, Jude the Obscure, in 1895. Hardy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1910 and the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912. Emma died in 1912 and Hardy married his second wife, Florence, in 1914. Thomas Hardy died on 11 January 1928.

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Publication date

22nd June 2017

Author

Thomas Hardy

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Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd

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Paperback

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Literary Fiction
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9781847496300

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