By Thomas Hardy
Gabriel Oak is just one of 3 suitors for the hand of the gorgeous and lively Bathsheba Everdene. He needs to compete with the speeding younger soldier Sergeant Troy and first rate, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And whereas their fates rely on the alternative Bathsheba makes, she discovers the bad outcomes of an inconstant heart.
Far from the Madding Crowd used to be the 1st of Hardy's novels to provide the identify of Wessex to the panorama of south-west England, and the 1st to realize him frequent reputation as a novelist. Set opposed to the backdrop of the unchanging typical cycle of the yr, the tale either upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly sleek sensibility. This new version keeps the severe textual content that restores formerly deleted and revised passages.