Published: December 2017
"She was of the stuff of which great men's mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared in shops, and loved at crises." - From Far from the Madding Crowd Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and first great literary success appeared originally as a monthly serial in the Cornhill Magazine in 1874. It tells the story of Gabriel Oak who lives an ordinary shepherd life on a farm of a woman he proposed to once without any positive outcome. Far From the Madding Crowd, rich in romance, pathos and tragedy, raising many questions about society, morality, religion, the contrast between a good life and its rewards, is a complicated love story visualizing how tiny little actions might cause huge consequences. Thomas Hardy's prose increases the value of a mastery language and in this novel of his, combining this talent with the concern of modernity in a rapidly industrializing society, he with no doubt created one of the major novels of the English tradition.We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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