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Random's Modern Library is reproducing this Hardy standard as a tie-in to a Masterpiece Theater presentation and offering a quality hardcover for a reasonable price.
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“Far from the Madding Crowd is the first of Thomas Hardy’s great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note
for which his fiction is best remembered.”
Hardly that this story is far from the maddening crowd, what I mean is that the title seems a tad ironic because this little fictitious village in Victorian England has enough... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MS
Reading Hardy in the “age of speed” and “conspicuous consumption” may be an acquired taste, but once acquired it is hard to live without. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter Mendrela
A classic for good reason; also light enough to be chosen as a summer read, and now being a particularly good time as the movie is in theatres.Published 5 months ago by "Bomber"
Itt was a sad story in parts but there was a satifactory conclusion.
It gives a good view of life at that time.
I thought this reading of Thomas Hardy's classic by Nathaniel Parker was extremely well delivered and quite rivetting. This is, perhaps, one of Hardy's `lighter' novels. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Brett H
A great old Victorian Gothic romance well worth the read with all the tradgedy and triumph of that period in time. Read morePublished on March 22 2013 by Jackie Livedotte Ohlsen
I have listened to this audiobook and highly, highly recommend it! Mr. Parker is an amazing and prodigiously talented voice artist, and it's almost unbelievable how he creates the... Read morePublished on March 19 2010 by A. Swnb
While I was reading this book I forgot about the modern world and was totally immersed in a world of farming in the early 19th century. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2009 by L. L. Whitehead
Hardy is not my favorite author by any stretch of the imagination, but this is a work of beauty. Unlike other Victorian works (like those of Jane), "Far From the Madding... Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by NorthofCB