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Far from the Madding Crowd / Edition 1
     

Far from the Madding Crowd / Edition 1

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by Thomas Hardy, Robert C. Schweik, Robert C. Schweik
 

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ISBN-10: 0393954080

ISBN-13: 9780393954081

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Hardy's first masterpiece, this 1874 novel received wide acclaim upon publication and remains among the author's best-loved works. The tale of a passionate, independent woman and her three suitors, it explores Hardy's trademark themes: thwarted love, the inevitability of fate, and the encroachment of industrial society on rural life.

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Hardy's first masterpiece, this 1874 novel received wide acclaim upon publication and remains among the author's best-loved works. The tale of a passionate, independent woman and her three suitors, it explores Hardy's trademark themes: thwarted love, the inevitability of fate, and the encroachment of industrial society on rural life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393954081
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Norton Critical Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
653,451
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Description of Farmer Oak--An Incident
2. Night--The Flock--An Interior--Another Interior
3. A Girl on Horseback--Conversation
4. Gabriel's Resolve--The Visit--The Mistake
5. Departure of Bathsheba--A Pastoral Tragedy
6. The Fair--The Journey--The Fire
7. Recognition--A Timid Girl
8. The Malthouse--The Chat--News
9. The Homestead--A Visitor--Half-Confidences
10. Mistress and Men
11. Outside the Barracks--Snow--A Meeting
12. Farmers--A Rule--An Exception
13. Sortes Sanctorum--The Valentine
14. Effect of the Letter--Sunrise
15. A Morning Meeting--The Letter Again
16. All Saints' and All Souls'
17. In the Market-Place
18. Boldwood in Meditation--Regret
19. The Sheep-Washing--The Offer
20. Perplexity--Grinding the Shears--A Quarrel
21. Troubles in the Fold--A Message
22. The Great Barn and the Sheep-Shearers
23. Eventide--A Second Declaration
24. The Same Night--The Fir Plantation
25. The New Acquaintance Described
26. Scene on the Verge of the Hay-Mead
27. Hiving the Bees
28. The Hollow Amid the Ferns
29. Particulars of a Twilight Walk
30. Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes
31. Blame--Fury
32. Night--Horses Tramping
33. In the Sun--A Harbinger
34. Home Again--A Trickster
35. At an Upper Window
36. Wealth in Jeopardy--The Revel
37. The Storm--The Two Together
38. Rain--One Solitary Meets Another
39. Coming Home--A Cry
40. On Casterbridge Highway
41. Suspicion--Fanny Is Sent For
42. Joseph and His Burden--Buck's Head
43. Fanny's Revenge
44. Under a Tree--Reaction
45. Troy's Romanticism
46. The Gurgoyle: Its Doings
47. Adventures by the Shore
48. Doubts Arise--Doubts Linger
49. Oak's Advancement--A Great Hope
50. The Sheep Fair--Troy Touches His Wife's Hand
51. Bathsheba Talks with Her Outrider
52. Converging Courses
53. Concurritur--Horæ Momento
54. After the Shock
55. The March Following--"Bathsheba Boldwood"
56. Beauty in Loneliness--After All
57. A Foggy Night and Morning--Conclusion

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Far From the Madding Crowd (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Far From the Madding crowd is an excellent novel by Thomas Hardy, and is yet quite different from much of the author's later works. Hardy seems to possess less of a sadistic god-complex, and there are fewer ironic coincidences in Madding Crowd than later books. The action is propelled forth more by the characters than by Hardy himself, but despite these differences, it is very much a Hardy work - full of bleak humor, deft wit, and engrossing characterizations. It's also one of the few Hardy works that could be said to have a 'happy ending' though, to be sure, there is still a great deal of misery and difficulty that besets the protagonists. A great work that truly helps to broaden one's perceptions of Hardy, and excellent book in its own right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the books in my library, this one gets read over and over. The book is stimulating and intriguing from the opening page to the end and the characters are unforgettable. And the story has an underlying message that is true even today.
ismene7 More than 1 year ago
Bathsheba does not start out as a heroine in this lovely rendering of Hardy's fictional world of Dorset. She becomes one through the book and the three men she is involved with. As is often the case in a Hardy novel the landscape is part of the story and the shaping of the people. I read this book years ago in highschool. Life has taught me too which qualities to value. Her beauty misleads herself and the people around her, but she finds her true worth later on. Hardy is nothing if not a steady student of life.
iRebecca27 More than 1 year ago
I read this my sophomore year, and it is a great story. Love is explored as the main theme.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truly an enjoyable read! the characters had such distint personality, and Hardy's writing always has a dry wit to it that makes each chapter entertaining and thoughtful!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a flawless novel by Hardy and is to be counted among his best ones. It clearly expresses how people behave according to their environment. The story of full of different men falling in love with Bathseba, the main character. It also consists of the real devotion of a lover to his loved one. Its a smooth, flawless story.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Same)) she sighed <p> Storm fell asleep the two heart beats match
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well wtitten, interesting, unusual happy ending for an English style novel.
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