Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy audiobook

Far from the Madding Crowd

By Thomas Hardy
Read by John Lee

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200135707

  • ISBN: 9798200135691

  • ISBN: 9798200135714

Runtime: 13.80 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Gabriel Oak is only one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart. Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to give the name Wessex to the landscape of southwest England and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. Set against the backdrop of the unchanging natural cycle of the year, the story both upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly modern sensibility.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is one of the most underrated Victorian classics. It is sharp-witted, beautiful, and shockingly quite feminist. It tells the story of wild and willful Bathsheba Everdene who inherits a farm and finds herself catching the eye of three very different men. This takes place in nineteenth-century England near Bath, and the language is almost as beautiful as a countryside its set in.” BookRiot
“Wonderful…A landscape which satisfies every stir of the imagination and which ravishes the senses.” Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 13.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English