Far from the Madding Crowd / Edition 1

Far from the Madding Crowd / Edition 1

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by Thomas Hardy, Robert C. Schweik
     
 

This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1912 Wessex edition, emended to correct errors which have crept into the text from the manuscript onward.
It also incorporates revisions that Hardy made in his "study copy" of the novel and in his marked printer’s copy and page proofs for the Harper and Brothers "sixpenny edition" of 1901, whenever these revisions… See more details below

Overview

This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1912 Wessex edition, emended to correct errors which have crept into the text from the manuscript onward.
It also incorporates revisions that Hardy made in his "study copy" of the novel and in his marked printer’s copy and page proofs for the Harper and Brothers "sixpenny edition" of 1901, whenever these revisions could be confidently judged to represent Hardy’s final deliberate intent.
The resulting text includes revisions by Hardy which have never appeared before in a modern edition.
The novel is fully annotated and is accompanied by Hardy’s map of Wessex and a simplified map of the landscape of Far from the Madding Crowd.
"Textual Notes" include a list of emendations, examples of variant readings from the manuscript to the Wessex edition, and a discussion of the choice of copy text.
The textual history of the novel is traced in extracts from studies by Richard Little Purdy and Simon Gatrell.
"Backgrounds" includes substantial extracts from Hardy’s correspondence with Leslie Stephen and is followed by a selection of contemporary reviews.
Twentieth-century "Criticism" is represented by Howard Babb, Roy Morrell, Alan Friedman, J. Hillis Miller, Michael Millgate, Penelope Vigar, Peter J. Casagrande, Ian Gregor, and Albert C. Schweik.

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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:
448,276
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
Map of Wessex
Author's Preface
1Description of Farmer Oak - An Incident1
2Night - The Flock - An Interior - Another Interior7
3A Girl on Horseback - Conversation15
4Gabriel's Resolve - The Visit - The Mistake24
5Departure of Bathsheba - A Pastoral Tragedy34
6The Fair - The Journey - The Fire40
7Recognition - A Timid Girl51
8The Malthouse - The Chat - News55
9The Homestead - A Visitor - Half-Confidences74
10Mistress and Men81
11Outside the Barracks - Snow - A Meeting88
12Farmers - A Rule - An Exception94
13Sortes Sanctorum - The Valentine100
14Effect of the Letter - Sunrise105
15A Morning Meeting - The Letter Again110
16All Saints' and All Souls'121
17In the Market-Place124
18Boldwood in Meditation - Regret127
19The Sheep-Washing - The Offer132
20Perplexity - Grinding the Shears - A Quarrel138
21Troubles in the Fold - A Message145
22The Great Barn and the Sheep-Shearers152
23Eventide - A Second Declaration163
24The Same Night - The Fir Plantation170
25The New Acquaintance Described177
26Scene on the Verge of the Hay-Mead181
27Hiving the Bees191
28The Hollow Amid the Ferns195
29Particulars of a Twilight Walk201
30Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes209
31Blame - Fury214
32Night - Horses Tramping223
33In the Sun - A Harbinger232
34Home Again - A Trickster240
35At an Upper Window251
36Wealth in Jeopardy - The Revel256
37The Storm - The Two Together265
38Rain - One Solitary Meets Another273
39Coming Home - A Cry277
40On Casterbridge Highway282
41Suspicion - Fanny Is Sent For289
42Joseph and His Burden - Buck's Head300
43Fanny's Revenge312
44Under a Tree - Reaction323
45Troy's Romanticism331
46The Gurgoyle: Its Doings336
47Adventures by the Shore344
48Doubts Arise - Doubts Linger347
49Oak's Advancement - A Great Hope353
50The Sheep Fair - Troy Touches His Wife's Hand359
51Bathsheba Talks with Her Outrider374
52Converging Courses383
53Concurritur - Horae Momento394
54After the Shock406
55The March Following - "Bathsheba Boldwood"411
56Beauty in Loneliness - After All416
57A Foggy Night and Morning - Conclusion426
Notes433
Reading Group Guide467
A Note on the Text469

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