Far from the Madding Crowd (film tie-in)

Far from the Madding Crowd (film tie-in)

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A special edition of Hardy's brilliant novel to tie in with the major new film starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts, based on David Nicholls' screenplay.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.Formerly a prize-winning architectural student, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) went on to become a prolific novelist and poet. Far From the Madding Crowd is the second of Hardy's great series of Wessex novels. His other novels include Under the Greenwood Tree, The Return of the Native, Two on a Tower, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, all of which are available in Penguin Classics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 321g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 014139501X
  • 9780141395012
  • 63,981

About Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is one of the most renowned novelists and poets in English literary history. Born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, Hardy became an apprentice architect at the age of 16 and spent his twenties in London where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great source of inspiration for his writing. Hardy was a prolific writer, between 1871 and 1897 he wrote fourteen novels, three volumes of short stories and several poems. In this period he wrote some of his greatest novels including 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' and 'Jude the Obscure'. Hardy's long career spanned the Victorian and modern eras and though his work was not well received during his lifetime, it has had a lasting impact on English literature influencing the likes of Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin.
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