9781847496300

Far From the Madding Crowd

Hardy, Thomas


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781847496300
Published: July 2017

Price: $9.99

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In reprinting this story for a new edition I am reminded that it was in the chapters of "Far from the Madding Crowd," as they appeared month by month in a popular magazine, that I first ventured to adopt the word "Wessex" from the pages of early English history, and give it a fictitious significance as the existing name of the district once included in that extinct kingdom. The series of novels I projected being mainly of the kind called local, they seemed to require a territorial definition of some sort to lend unity to their scene. Finding that the area of a single county did not afford a canvas large enough for this purpose, and that there were objections to an invented name, I disinterred the old one. The press and the public were kind enough to welcome the fanciful plan, and willingly joined me in the anachronism of imagining a Wessex population living under Queen Victoria;-a modern Wessex of railways, the penny post, mowing and reaping machines, union workhouses, lucifer matches, labourers who could read and write, and National school children.

Details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781847496300
  • Published: July 2017
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Width: 12.9 mm
  • Height: not specified
  • Depth: 19.8 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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