Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
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Far From The Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy

Unabridged: 14 hr 3 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 09/26/2023


"Far From the Madding Crowd" is a novel written by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1874. The story is set in the rural English countryside and revolves around the life and romantic entanglements of Bathsheba Everdene, a headstrong and independent woman who inherits a farm. The novel explores themes of love, fate, and the complexities of relationships.In the early part of the novel, Bathsheba Everdene inherits a farm called Weatherbury from her uncle. She is a beautiful and spirited young woman who attracts the attention of three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a humble and dependable shepherd; William Boldwood, a wealthy and reserved bachelor; and Sergeant Francis Troy, a dashing but reckless soldier. Bathsheba's choices and interactions with these men form the central focus of the story. Her decisions and the consequences of her actions drive the narrative forward and showcase the challenges and choices that women of the time faced in matters of love and marriage.As the novel unfolds, Bathsheba's character undergoes significant development, and she grapples with her own emotions and the repercussions of her choices. "Far From the Madding Crowd" delves into the complexities of love and relationships, portraying the rural landscape and its inhabitants in vivid detail. Thomas Hardy's evocative prose and compelling characters make this novel a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers, exploring timeless themes of human nature and the rural life in 19th-century England.