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Far From the Madding Crowd

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A young man falls victim to his own obsession with an amorous farm girl in this classic novel of fate and unrequited love. Published anonymously and first attributed, erroneously, to George Eliot, this Signet Classic version is set from Hardy's revised final draft-the authoritative Wessex edition of 1912.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-384).

About the Author

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840. In his writing, he immortalized the site of his birth—Egdon Heath, in Dorset, near Dorchester. Delicate as a child, he was taught at home by his mother before he attended grammar school. At sixteen, Hardy was apprenticed to an architect, and for many years, architecture was his profession; in his spare time, he pursued his first and last literary love, poetry. Finally convinced that he could earn his living as an author, he retired from architecture, married, and devoted himself to writing. An extremely productive novelist, Hardy published an important book every year or two. In 1896, disturbed by the public outcry over the unconventional subjects of his two greatest novels—Tess of the DUrbervilles and Jude the Obscure—he announced that he was giving up fiction and afterward produced only poetry. In later years, he received many honors. He died on January 11, 1928, and was buried in Poets Corner, in Westminster Abbey. It was as a poet that he wished to be remembered, but today critics regard his novels as his most memorable contribution to English literature for their psychological insight, decisive delineation of character, and profound presentation of tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451523600
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Author:
Wright, James
Author:
Keen, Suzanne
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Hardy, thomas, 1840-1928
Subject:
Women farmers
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
CE 2360
Publication Date:
19610101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.85x4.18x.79 in. .40 lbs.

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