Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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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 by Thomas Hardy

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
  • Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Book Description

Bathsheba Everdene is a strong, confident woman who becomes a powerful farmer. But her emotional life descends into chaos as she becomes involved with three very different men.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857150216
ISBN-10: 185715021X
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 135mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840. His father was a stonemason. He was brought up near Dorchester and 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. His final novel was Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1920 and the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912. His wife died in 1912 and he later married his secretary. Thomas Hardy died 11 January 1928.

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