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Far from the Madding Crowd

By Hardy, Thomas

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Title: Far from the Madding Crowd  
Author: Hardy, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: 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 country 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. But I believe I am correct in stating that, until the existence of this contemporaneous Wessex was announced in the present story, in 1874, it had never been heard of, and that the expression, ?a Wessex peasant? or ?a Wessex custom? would theretofore have been taken to refer to nothing later in date than the Norman Conquest.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Far From The Madding Crowd, 1 -- Thomas Hardy, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- Chapter I. DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK -- AN INCIDENT, 3 -- Chapter II. NIGHT -- THE FLOCK -- AN INTERIOR -- ANOTHER INTERIOR, 6 -- Chapter III. A GIRL ON HORSEBACK -- CONVERSATION, 10 -- Chapter IV. GABRIEL'S RESOLVE -- THE VISIT -- THE MISTAKE, 15 -- Chapter V. DEPARTURE OF BATHSHEBA -- A PASTORAL TRAGEDY, 21 -- Chapter VI. THE FAIR -- THE JOURNEY -- THE FIRE, 23 -- Chapter VII. RECOGNITION -- A TIMID GIRL, 30 -- Chapter VIII. THE MALTHOUSE -- THE CHAT -- NEWS, 32 -- Chapter IX. THE HOMESTEAD -- A VISITOR -- HALF?CONFIDENCES, 44 -- Chapter X. MISTRESS AND MEN, 48 -- Chapter XI. OUTSIDE THE BARRACKS -- SNOW -- A MEETING, 53 -- Chapter XII. FARMERS -- A RULE -- IN EXCEPTION, 57 -- Chapter XIII. SORTES SANCTORUM -- THE VALENTINE, 59 -- Chapter XIV. EFFECT OF THE LETTER -- SUNRISE, 62 -- Chapter XV. A MORNING MEETING -- THE LETTER AGAIN, 65 -- Chapter XVI. ALL SAINTS' AND ALL SOULS', 71 -- Chapter XVII. IN THE MARKET?PLACE, 73 -- Chapter XVIII. BOLDWOOD IN MEDITATION -- REGRET, 74 -- Chapter XIX. THE SHEEP?WASHING -- THE OFFER, 76 -- Chapter XX. PERPLEXITY -- GRINDING THE SHEARS -- A QUARREL, 80 -- Chapter XXI. TROUBLES IN THE FOLD -- A MESSAGE, 84 -- Chapter XXII. THE GREAT BARN AND THE SHEEP?SHEARERS, 88 -- Chapter XXIII. EVENTIDE -- A SECOND DECLARATION, 94 -- Chapter XXIV. THE SAME NIGHT -- THE FIR PLANTATION, 98 -- Chapter XXV. THE NEW ACQUAINTANCE DESCRIBED, 102 -- Chapter XXVI. Scene ON THE VERGE OF THE HAY?MEAD, 104 -- Chapter XXVII. HIVING THE BEES, 110 -- Chapter XXVIII. THE HOLLOW AMID THE FERNS, 112 -- Chapter XXIX. PARTICULARS OF A TWILIGHT WALK, 116 -- Chapter XXX. HOT CHEEKS AND TEARFUL EYES, 120 -- Chapter XXXI. BLAME -- FURY, 123 -- Chapter XXXII. NIGHT -- HORSES TRAMPING, 128 -- Chapter XXXIII. IN THE SUN -- A HARBINGER, 134 -- Chapter XXXIV. HOME AGAIN -- A TRICKSTER, 139 -- Chapter XXXV. AT AN UPPER WINDOW, 147 -- Chapter XXXVI. WEALTH IN JEOPARDY -- THE REVEL, 149 -- Chapter XXXVII. THE STORM -- THE TWO TOGETHER, 154 -- Chapter XXXVIII. RAIN -- ONE SOLITARY MEETS ANOTHER, 158 -- Chapter XXXIX. COMING HOME -- A CRY, 160 -- Chapter XL. ON CASTERBRIDGE HIGHWAY, 163 -- Chapter XLI. SUSPICION -- FANNY IS SENT FOR, 167 -- Chapter XLII. JOSEPH AND HIS BURDEN, 174 -- Chapter XLIII. FANNY'S REVENGE, 181 -- Chapter XLIV. UNDER A TREE -- REACTION, 186 -- Chapter XLV. TROY'S ROMANTICISM, 191 -- Far From The Madding Crowd -- i


 
 



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