Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Definitely one of my favourite classics of the year so far!

This novel centres around a female character name Bathsheba Everdene and the events that befall her as she tries to make her way in the world. When she takes ownership of a family farm she is quickly picked out by many men in the village and soon has a fair few marriage proposals. She must make up her mind as to who she is and what she plans on doing. Once she has made her choice she must make her bed and lie in it!

I found this to be such an enjoyable read – I really love books set in this time period, I find the characters and the decisions they make to be rather amusing! My favourite character by far was Gabriel Oak – what a top bloke! This was my first novel by Hardy and I have since picked up Tess of the D’Urbevilles. I would highly recommend this one to all!

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