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Far from the Madding Crowd

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"Far from the Madding Crowd" is Thomas Hardy's first major literary success. Gabriel Oak is an up-and-coming shepherd in the prime of life at twenty-eight. With the savings of a frugal life, he has leased and stocked a sheep-farm. He falls in love with a newcomer eight years his junior, Bathsheba Everdene, a proud and somewhat vain young beauty who arrives to live with her aunt. She comes to like him well enough, and even saves his life once, but when he makes her an unadorned offer of marriage, she refuses; she values her independence too much and him too little. Gabriel's blunt protestations only serve to drive her to haughtiness. After a few months, she moves to Weatherbury, a village some miles off. Meanwhile, Bathsheba has a new admirer: the lonely and repressed William Boldwood. Boldwood is a prosperous farmer of about forty whose ardour Bathsheba unwittingly awakens when she playfully sends him a valentine sealed with red wax on which she has embossed the words... More > "Marry me".< Less
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ISBN
9781470976491
Published
November 24, 2011
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
470.41 KB

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