The Resource Far from the madding crowd, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)

Far from the madding crowd, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)

Label
Far from the madding crowd
Title
Far from the madding crowd
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hardy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Hardy's fourth novel, "Far from the Madding Crowd," is a classic portrayal of 19th-century rural English life. It is the story of Gabriel Oak, a would-be shepherd, who falls for Bathsheba Everdene, a vain young woman, who comes to live with her aunt and uncle in the country. A set of unfortunate circumstances brings Gabriel into the employment of Bathsheba, an awkward situation given that she has already refused his offer of marriage. Bathsheba has no shortage of suitors. Amongst them include William Boldwood, a wealthy middle-aged farmer, whose affection she toys with, and Sergeant Francis Troy, a dashing young soldier whom she eventually marries. She soon learns that Francis is a thoughtless gambler with little interest in farming and likely does not really love her. The struggles of the heart are brilliantly depicted in this masterpiece of romantic literature as Bathsheba wrestles with the quest for true love versus the choice of a compatible match. A tragic tale of love, "Far from the Madding Crowd" is one the greatest romantic novels ever written, rich with the emotion and pathos that is characteristic of Thomas Hardy's work. This edition includes a biographical afterword and an introduction by William T. Brewster
Summary
After an unfortunate marriage to Sergeant Troy and an affair with Farmer Boldwood, Bathsheba Everdene finally becomes the wife of the man who has always loved her
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
032414
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1840-1928
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Hardy, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
Series statement
The New Wessex edition
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  • Farm life
  • Women farmers
  • Electronic books
  • Wessex (England)
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Target audience
adult
Label
Far from the madding crowd, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420951455
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907556
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907556
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Far from the madding crowd, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420951455
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907556
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907556
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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