Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

14800528Title: Far From the Madding Crowd
 
Author: Thomas Hardy
 
Genre: Classic Romance
 
Series: n/a
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.91/5
 
 
Synopsis: Hardy’s powerful novel of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene, a proud working woman whose life is complicated by three different men – respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy and devoted Gabriel – making her the object of scandal and betrayal. Vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, “Far from the Madding Crowd” shows the precarious position of a woman in a man’s world.
 
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What I thought about the book: I really enjoyed this though I did have a few issues with Bathsheba’s character. She was just a little too proud for me, it got a bit annoying. Overall the story was great. I love the slow burning romance and the cataclysmic repercussions to people’s actions.
I may do a full review (with spoilers) for this one…
 
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My Rating:
4 paws
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