Far from the Madding Crowd
It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon marriage as a short cut that way, but it has been known to fail' Far From the Madding Crowd
Paperback$12.95 RRPISBN: 9780099518976Published: 02/08/2010Imprint: Vintage ClassicsExtent: 448 pages
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781409059554Published: 01/10/2010Imprint: Vintage DigitalExtent: 448 pages
Bathsheba Everdene arrives in the small village of Weatherbury and captures the heart of three very different men; Gabriel Oak, a quiet shepherd, the proud, obdurate Farmer Boldwood and dashing, unscrupulous Sergeant Troy. The battle for her affections will have dramatic, tragic and surprising consequences in this classic tale of love and misunderstanding.
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"Hardy's warmest and most enchanting novel" - Daily Express
"Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd is the most romantic book I have ever read. I love the line where he says: 'Whenever you look up, there I shall be - and whenever I look up there will be you.' It is very simple and understated, but also incredibly romantic" - Liz Jensen, Independent
"Hardy expounds on his favourite themes: misunderstandings, missed opportunities, unrequited love and fatal omissions" - Sunday Times
"The age-old dilemma - mind-blowing passion versus a man who knows how to put up shelves" - Independent
"Vital, passionate, spirited - from the moment Bathsheba appears she is beguiling. You can denounce her faults - she's selfish and capricious - but it's hard not to admire her determined independence" - Di Speirs (executive producer of readings at the BBC), Independent