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Far from the Madding CrowdThis story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Thomas Hardy famousDespite the violent ends of several of its major characters Far from This was just so good Sheep are such unfortunate animals there's always something happening to them I never knew a flock pass a year without getting into some scrape or other SheepSheeeeeepMore sheepI love sheep They are so cute But sheep are actually not the reason why I love this book so much That would be silly But I do love the fact that Gabriel Oak was a shepherd and not say a pig farmer Anyways Even though this story takes place in rural Wessex and is filled with sheep and fields and moonlit nights and beautiful descriptions there is a lot to it than just animals and landscapes Far From the Madding Crowd is the poignant moving and brilliant story of Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors Love is a possible strength in an actual weaknessBathsheba Everdene; strong wilful independent and above all beautiful Bathsheba is a woman ahead of her time She doesn't shy away from work she is courageous intrepid and cannot be tamed I read a lot of romances in which the heroines do nothing than sip afternoon tea while entertaining callers and attend balls and soirees and drink the waters in Bath But here we have a heroine who can do it who is a farmer and takes on a lot of duties She starts out as her own bailiff superintends and manages everything and boldly enters the world of market a world of men Bathsheba is uniue and attractive and she turned every man's head 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 crisesEnter Suitor #1Gabriel Oak What a man I'm completely head over heels in love with him I shall do one thing in this life one thing certain that is love you and long for you and keep wanting you till I dieGabriel is the kind of man you feel completely safe and secure around He's the type who cherishes and protects those he loves sheep or otherwise Pand he's always there to save the day I lost count of how many times he did it during the course of the novel counsel or simply to lend a should to cry on He is so reliable honest and trustful that one can tell him anything and confide any secret to him; he's sure to keep it and give you good advice Oak has over incredible self control He's not a man you need to fear If you tell him you don't want to marry him he sucks it up and humbly accepts it even though he may be hopelessly in love with you and will never bother you with advances and declarations again unless you hint that you are ready to welcome them Gabriel is also the kind of employee that every employer wants He is serious hard working always alert and extremely helpful He's constantly going the extra length to make sure that everything is running smoothly on the farm and that all is well and working He falls in love with Bathsheba early on so early in fact that it is difficult to figure out what he sees in her to make him love her so Being poor he has nothing to offer her save his love and all his wonderful ualities but unfortunately that is not enough for Miss Stubborn Bathsheba Everdene So enter Suitor #2William Boldwood Possesses most of the ualities listed above plus money and property Should be good enough for you this time Bathsheba eh? 'My life is a burden without you' he exclaimed in a low voice 'I want you I want you to let me say I love you again and again'Mr Boldwood starts out as the epitome of thriving bachelorhood He presents the picture of a hard working serious and brooding man who is uite happy living and working alone and who hasn't wasted a thought on women and marriage in years No woman no troubles no drama Everything is going really well for him and he did sound like a very good man; poised composed upright principles good ways of living etcIn short he's uite a catch and any woman who married him would be assured protection security and a good positionand undying passion?With Boldwood it's all or nothing Either he doesn't give any woman a thought or he will give one woman all his thoughts And the lucky girl isBathsheba Everdene Wee Brace yourselves because Boldwood is as stubborn as Bathsheba and about to make a complete cake of himself by not being able to take no for an answer He probably proposes over fifty times during the course of the novel Not a good sign It was a fatal omission of Boldwood's that he had never once told her she was beautifulCue Suitor #3Sergeant Francis Troy No good ualities okay maybe a few no money no position no house BUTGOOD LOOKS AND SENSUALITY HELL YES 'I've seen a good many women in my time but I've never seen a woman so beautiful as you'Sergeant Troy is the handsome seductive rake who has no morals and no apparent life purpose The past and the future mean nothing to him He is careless impulsive rash and a complete asshole But he is charming and tantalizing to a fault and knows only too well how to infiltrate himself into women's lives When the lovely Bathsheba catches his eye he becomes caught in the moment and would give anything to win herbut does he love her? And importantly does she love him? Alas her vanity has at last been flattered When a strong woman recklessly throws away her strength she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw awayWho doesn't love a good Victorian love triangle? ; Caught in the web of their own self inflicted actions and the resulting conseuences these characters will have to go through a series of trials and events happy and sad trying and uplifting before we come to a satisfactory conclusion The story is written in an incredibly beautiful flowing and passionate way full of uotable parts as we can observe since I can't seem to stop uoting and extraordinary descriptions I enjoyed every single minute I spent reading this novel And I also learned a lot of things too Lessons to Remember From Far From the Madding Crowd When you live in a hut and make a fire always keep one window open unless you want to suffocate to deathSheep although very cute are pretty dumb animalsCover your ricks when it rainsSending a random Valentine to your elder bachelor neighbour is not exactly a good idea Especially if said Valentine says Marry Me on the seal why the heck did she have a seal that said 'marry me' in the first place anyways? and you have absolutely no intention of ever marrying that man for real Sheep can die from eating clover and only a certain capable skillful heart melting shepherd can save themWatch out when planting flowers around gravesDon't keep anything in your hands or close by when you go to a fair and are sitting next to the canvas stealers ya knowDon't freaking trust bailiffs Those guys are overrated Be your own bailiff Unless you can have Gabriel Oak Always choose Gabriel if you canDON'T LEAD MEN ON WHEN YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF GETTING INTIMATE WITH THEMDon't make promisesproposals or any other kind of rash demands on Christmas EveChristmas day so as to not ruin your enjoyment of the holiday if it goes awry Don't buy things for your future significant other in preparation for your hypothetical wedding effin' weird seriouslyDon't creep up during the night to ride your own horse if you weren't expected at home stealers ya know againWhen you feel overwhelmed and completely distressed spend the night in a marsh The dense stifling air will help clear your headDon't keep your husband's ex girlfriend's coffin inside your house May cause serious breakdowns And last but not least ALWAYS ASK ABOUT THEIR EXESHonestly though on a scale of 1 to Mr Boldwood I have definitely reached his level of obsession with this book and have spent the whole day repeatedly stating that I finished it and it was so good and I can't wait to see the movie and ahhhI loved this Every bit is delicious from Gabriel's tender devotion to Boldwood's mad obsession and Troy's promising passion along with Bathsheba's evolutions and strengths and weaknesses Hardy was certainly one love expert WowAnd Wessex I want to go thereSo beautiful What a way Oak had she thought of enduring things Boldwood who seemed so much deeper and higher and stronger in feeling than Gabriel had not yet learnt any than she herself the simple lesson which Oak showed a mastery of by every turn and look he gave that among the multitude of interests by which he was surrounded those which affected his personal well being were not the most absorbing and important in his eyesSigh That too is beautiful And it perfectly sums up the whole book minus Troy's shenanigans And it is why I love Gabriel so much Buddy read with Becca D

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Book × Far from the Madding Crowd Ç 434 pages Download Ð This story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Thomas Hardy famousDespite the violent ends of several of its major characters Far from the Madding Crowd is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy’s great novIe for her favor move through a beautifully realized late nineteenth century agrarian landscape still almost untouched by the industrial revolution and the encroachment of modern life You're begging me to goThen making me stayWhy do you hurt me so bad?It would help me to knowDo I stand in your wayOr am I the best thing you've had?—Pat Benatar 'Love is a Battlefield' I would have loved to reduce my reading speed so that I could savour the lyrical prose but I was unable to stop flipping pages as if my life depended on it This book left me emotionally wrung out and wanting for nothing I’ve seldom experienced such a feeling of complete exhaustion coupled with a glowing satisfaction after reading The character development was delicious; the writing spoke to my soul Pride greed deep abiding love life destroying despair plus deception and betrayal run rampant throughout these pages Toss in a strong female lead and you have a story that will keep you reading through the night to see what happens nextThis fantastic tale will stay with me for the foreseeable future and maybe if I pluck up enough courage I’ll reread it Hopefully with control next time but I'll make no promises

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The Madding Crowd is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy’s great novels The strong minded Bathsheba Everdene and the devoted shepherd obsessed farmer and dashing soldier who v Bathsheba Everdene a gorgeous mesmerizing young woman 22 the formerly poor now rich girl she inherited a prosperous large farm from her late uncle set in rural Wessex Dorset southwest England in the 1860's has three very different suitors common Gabriel Oak eight years older a shepherd and fine flute player who will soon lose his sheep the first time he sees her Miss Everdene is admiring herself in a hand mirror and smiling William Boldwood a wealthy good looking farmer and neighbor but middle aged bachelor at 40 when she sends the rather standoffish man as a silly joke anonymously a Valentine's Day card telling him to marry her he falls insanely in love after discovering the identity of the writer and the handsome dashing irresistible youthful rake Sergeant Francis Frank Troy a couple of years her senior in the British cavalry he woos by displaying his amazing swordsmanship that both scares and thrills her it is no surprise the winner of this contest Miss Everdene has only one real friend and confidant her patient loyal servant Liddy they are always together in her huge house the independent but still frightened woman is strangely lonely running the big farm solely with no experience to guide her A few days after Bathsheba's arrival a pretty pleasant maid of the house Fanny Robin 20 mysteriously disappears into the night rumors say she fled to be with her lover a soldier in a nearby town but nobody can be sure Later after turning down marriage proposals from Mr Oak and Mr Boldwood to her ultimate regret and considerable sufferings Bathsheba secretly weds the unstable not in her own village of Weatherbury but in another small community the fickle Mr Troy she was understandably dazzled But Frank soon becomes restless bored his nature is to wander he has little to do on the farm the unemployed but capable Gabriel hired to work there has taken charge of the laborers and farm also the love distracted Mr Boldwood's land too By accident Troy meets Fanny on a deserted road with his wife he recognizes her in the dark Bathsheba doesn't but grows very suspicious the unfortunate girl needs immediate help Frank gives her a little money and promises Miss Robin to see her the next dayBut unforeseen events prevents that from happening and terrible conseuences occur because of this A classic novel Thomas Hardy's first big success is his only real happy ending book but tragedy turmoil and heartbreak abounds the unforgiving countryside is shown as beautiful but harsh and mournful the people are a lot brighter than they were given credit for then still life is never easy mistakes are made and deaths follow a masterpiece in literature