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Title:
Far from the madding crowd
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Signet Classic, 2002.
Physical Description:
xvi, 399 pages : maps ; 17 cm
Summary:
There is in England no more real or typical district than Thomas Hardy's imaginary Wessex, the scattered fields and farms of which were first discovered in Far from the Madding Crowd. It is here that Gabriel Oak observes Bathsheba, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, fall victim to her amorous caprices. He stands by her through one marriage to a handsome, corruptly sentimental sergeant. Selflessly altruistic, he sees her through another betrothal to her compulsive, puritanical neighbor-as unaware as she of the stroke of Fate that will effect their ultimate union. Published anonymously and first attributed to George Eliot, Far from the Madding Crowd won Hardy immediate success; it combines an architecturally perfect plot with the philosophical overtones that were to set the theme for all his later works.
Language:
English
Contents:
Description of Farmer Oak -- An Incident -- Night -- The Flock -- An Interior -- Another Interior -- A Girl on Horseback -- Conversation -- Gabriel's Resolve -- The Visit -- The Mistake -- Departure of Bathsheba -- A Pastoral Tragedy -- The Fair -- The Journey -- The Fire -- Recognition -- A Timid Girl -- The Malthouse -- The Chat -- News -- The Homestead-A Visitor -- Half-Confidences -- Mistress and Men -- Outside the Barracks -- Snow -- A Meeting -- Farmers -- A Rule -- An Exception -- Sortes Sanctorum -- The Valentine -- Effect of the Letter -- Sunrise -- A Morning Meeting -- The Letter again -- All Saints' and All Souls' -- In the Market-place -- Boldwood in Meditation -- Regret -- The Sheep-washing -- The Offer -- Perplexity -- binding the Shears -- A Quarrel -- Troubles in the Fold -- A Message -- The Great Barn and the Sheep-shearers -- Eventide -- A Second Declaration -- The same Night -- The Fir Plantation -- The New Acquaintance described -- Scene on the Verge of the Hay-mead -- Hiving the Bees -- The Hollow amid the Ferns -- Particulars of a Twilight Walk -- Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes -- Blame -- Fury -- Night -- Horses tramping -- In the Sun -- A Harbinger -- Home again -- A Trickster -- At an Upper Window -- Wealth in Jeopardy -- The Revel -- The Storm -- The Two together -- Rain -- One Solitary meets another -- Coming Home -- Cry -- On Casterbridge Highway -- Suspicion -- Fanny is sent for -- Joseph and his Burden -- Buck's Head -- Fanny's Revenge -- Under a Tree -- Reaction -- Troy's Romanticism -- The Gurgoyle: its Doings -- Adventures by the Shore -- Doubts arise -- Doubts hunger -- Oak's Advancement -- A Great Hope -- The Sheep Fair -- Troy touches his Wife's Hand -- Bathsheba talks with her Outrider -- Converging Courses -- Concurritur -- Horæ Momento -- After the Shock -- The March Following -- 'Bathsheba Boldwood' -- Beauty in Loneliness -- After All -- A Foggy Night and Morning -- Conclusion -- Selected bibliography.
Reading Level:
1110 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.7 25.0 12782.

Reading Counts RC High School 9 29 Quiz: 14041 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780451528568

9780613529570

9780451531827
Format :
Book