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Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and offers in ample measure the details of English rural life that Hardy so relished. Hardy's growing taste for tragedy is also evident in the novel. It first appeared, anonymously, as a monthly magazine serial, where it gained a wide readership and critical acclaim. According to Virginia Woolf, "The subject was right; the method was right; the poet and the countryman, the sensual man, the sombre reflective man, the man of learning, all enlisted to produce a book which . . . must hold its place among the great English novels." The book is often regarded as an early piece of feminist literature, since it features an independent woman with the courage to defy convention by running a farm herself. Although Bathsheba's passionate nature leads her into serious errors of judgment, Hardy endows her with sufficient resilience, intelligence, and good luck to overcome her youthful folly.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

13:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

33:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

22:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

25:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

19:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:51