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  • Published: 23 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141973845
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
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Far from the Madding Crowd




Hardy's first Wessex novel, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition

With an essay by Ronald Blythe.

'I cannot allow any man to - to criticise my private conduct!' she exclaimed. 'Nor will I for a minute.'

Hardy'spowerful novel of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene, a proud working woman whose life is complicated by three different men - respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy and devoted Gabriel - making her the object of scandal and betrayal. Vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, Far from the Madding Crowd shows the precarious position of a woman in a man's world.

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
%%%With an essay by Ronald Blythe.
'I cannot allow any man to - to criticise my private conduct!' she exclaimed. 'Nor will I for a minute.'

Hardy's powerful novel of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene, a proud working woman whose life is complicated by three different men - respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy and devoted Gabriel - making her the object of scandal and betrayal. Vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, Far from the Madding Crowd shows the precarious position of a woman in a man's world.
The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

  • Published: 23 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141973845
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
Categories:

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