Far From the Madding Crowd

The Penguin English Library Edition of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

'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.

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  • Format
  • paperback
  • Pages
  • 496
  • Language
  • english
  • ISBN
  • 978-0-14-119893-4
  • EAN
  • 9780141198934
  • Release date
  • 2012