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Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area.

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.
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.
%%%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.



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.

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  • Hardback

    9780141393384

    November 20, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    480 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141198934

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    486 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141439655

    May 5, 2003

    Penguin Classics

    480 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Paperback

    9780553213317

    February 1, 1998

    Bantam US

    RRP $9.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857150216

    November 29, 1991

    Everyman

    480 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • EBook

    9780141973845

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    464 pages

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  • EBook

    9781409059554

    October 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    448 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141920030

    October 29, 2007

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    464 pages

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Also by Thomas Hardy

Wessex Poems And Other Verses
The Withered Arm
Far from the Madding Crowd (Vintage Summer)
Woman Much Missed
The Return Of The Native
Two On A Tower
The Distracted Preacher
Tess Of The D'urbervilles
Poems Of Thomas Hardy
Mayor Of Casterbridge
Fiddler Of The Reels And Other Stories 1888-1900
Mod Lib The Mayor Of Casterbridge
Mod Lib Far From The Madding Crowd
Mod Lib Jude The Obscure
Mod Lib Tess Of The D'urbervilles
Mod Lib Return Of The Native
A Pair Of Blue Eyes
Desperate Remedies
Under The Greenwood Tree
The Woodlanders
Jude The Obscure-Movie Tie-In
Hardy Poems
Selected Poems
The Mayor of Casterbridge

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