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Bathsheba Everdene flees her abusive husband and spends the night by a stagnant and spooky swamp. When light begins to break over her hiding-place, she sees strong parallels between her surroundings and the nature of her own experiences of relationships. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mona Lisa | 2/5/2014

    " I read this in college and I totally fell in love with Gabriel Oak :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim Tarry | 2/2/2014

    " I normally don't like old fashioned styles of books but this one really was exciting to read. I thought it was a book about the character in the first few chapters Gabriel Oak but it turned out to follow a bunch of different people in their lives. It has a lot of different twists that I didn't expect and the story was really interesting as it unfolded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helynne | 1/28/2014

    " Back in graduate school, I took a course that was entirely on Thomas Hardy--his main novels and some of his short stories. It was interesting to learn that all of his novels ran first as serials--chapter by chapter in newspapers and other periodicals. However, the most interesting thing we learned in that course was that Hardy relies largely on ironies and little coincidencies--some fortuitous, but most of them ill-timed--to move along his stories and bring them to what is usually an unexpected conclusion. We see a lot of these Hardian ironies and happenstances coming together in the story of Far from the Madding Crowd and our heroine Bathsheba Everdene. (Isn't that a great name?) Bathsheba is a beautiful, young, single woman running her own farm. She is doing well on her own, but, obviously, she could use the help--and the love--of a devoted man. There are three men in her life, and, naturally, it is the little ironies and missteps along the way, as well as some innocent, but ill-timed, judgments on her part that will lead her into the unworthy arms of one, then nearly into marriage with another before she will end up with the right one. Bathsheba, for all of her naivete and bad choices, is an admirable character and it is gratifying to observe her personal growth along the way. The 1967 film version of the novel starring Julie Christie, Terrence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates is nicely done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 1/26/2014

    " Started out slow, but became a very good read. "

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