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Far from the Madding Crowd. Novel by
Far from the Madding Crowd. Novel by: Thomas Hardy (Original Classics) | Thomas Hardy
Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. The novel is the first to be set in Hardy's fictional county of Wessex in rural south west England. It deals in themes of love, honour and betrayal, against a backdrop of the seemingly idyllic, but often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England. It describes the farmer Bathsheba Everdene, her life and relationships - especially with her lonely neighbour William Boldwood, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak, and the thriftless soldier Sergeant Troy. On publication, critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive. Hardy revised the text extensively for the 1895 edition and made further changes for the 1901 edition. Gabriel Oak is a young shepherd. With the savings of a frugal life, and a loan, he has leased and stocked a sheep farm. He falls in love with a newcomer six years his junior, Bathsheba Everdene, a proud beauty who arrives to live with her aunt, Mrs. Hurst. Over time, Bathsheba and Gabriel grow to like each other well enough, and Bathsheba even saves his life once. However, when he makes her an unadorned offer of marriage, she refuses; she values her independence too much, and him too little. Feeling betrayed and embarrassed, Gabriel offers blunt protestations that only foster her haughtiness. After a few days, she moves to Weatherbury, a village some miles off. When next they meet, their circumstances have changed drastically. An inexperienced new sheepdog drives Gabriel's flock over a cliff, ruining him. After selling off everything of value, he manages to settle all his debts but emerges penniless. He seeks employment at a hiring fair in the town of Casterbridge. When he finds none, he heads to another such fair in Shottsford, a town about ten miles from Weatherbury. On the way, he happens upon a dangerous fire on a farm and leads the bystanders in putting it out. When the veiled owner comes to thank him, he asks if she needs a shepherd. She uncovers her face and reveals herself to be none other than Bathsheba. She has recently inherited her uncle's estate and is now wealthy. Though somewhat uncomfortable, she employs him.
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Jari-chan
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Now that I'm back at home my world-tour continues. This evening it was Great Britain with Cones and some Colcannon. The according book is Far From The Madding Crowd, besides many more.

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Jari-chan
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I enjoyed the descriptions of the life at the farms way more than the love story. And of course in autumn it's time to #harvest.

#fallisbooked

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Librarybelle
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Thanks for the tag, @melissajayne !

1. Tagged book - I meant to read this last year but didn‘t have a chance to pick it up...
2. Pride and Prejudice - I‘ve lost count how many times I‘ve read it
3. Too many to count! 😂
4. The Castle on Sunset - 4 star rating. Fun history of the Chateau Marmont
5. Tag...you‘re it!
#WondrousWednesday

LauraBeth I‘ve also read P&P quite a few times! 😀 3mo
Librarybelle @LauraBeth 😁❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗📚 3mo
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awishman
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This was my first Hardy, and I quite liked it. His portrayal of women is...dated...but I enjoyed the story nevertheless. Gabriel Oak won my heart.

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NHLibrarian
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I spent part of the weekend reading this at a yoga festival. The book is better than I was expecting (never read Hardy before), and the festival was a little more eh than I was expecting. 🤷‍♀️😀

kricheal I've always wanted to go to a yoga retreat/festival, but I feel like I'm not new age enough to go🤷 3mo
NHLibrarian @kricheal That was exactly how it felt!! 😜 3mo
kricheal @NHLibrarian I took my youngest(13 yr old) with me to a three hour long workshop in the spring and she giggled the whole time and I was trying to be serious about it. There was meditation and other things too, I held it together most of the time because I really wanted to explore all of this and she was my partner in crime...but some of the people get really really into the breathing. I had to keep my eyes tight shut. 3mo
kricheal I knew if I made eye contact with my daughter at that point I would've caught the giggles too. 😂😂 3mo
NHLibrarian @kricheal Yup! I went alone, but I know if my partner was there it would have been impossible to not giggle at the chanting and rapping. 3mo
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

It may be that for a non-native like me English books are harder to listen to than to read.
I think I understand what I hear but audiobooks don‘t often touch me as a book that I read myself can do.
This book, for example, to me felt just like listening to a lot of landscape-with-sheep descriptions, and a soap opera in which three men circle around one woman. There must and will be more to it, but I missed it. #1001books

jenniferw88 Actually, that's pretty accurate when it comes to this book! 5mo
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 Haha, you‘re right! But O think I miss some of the style or meaning that makes it one of the books I should read before I die...?! 5mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB there's the background of the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy was local-ish to me & i used this book for a uni presentation so feel free to ask me questions! 5mo
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BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 that is interesting about the Napoleonic wars. Troy was a soldier of course but I didn‘t make the connection. What is your favorite Hardy? 5mo
jenniferw88 Probably this one, actually. I also like The Mayor of Casterbridge, but if you like plot twists/surprise endings I can thoroughly recommend 5mo
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 I read and loved Tess! Hardy has 7 books on the list of 1001 books, so a lot to come. My next one will be the Mayor of Casterbridge! 5mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB ? enjoy! If you're wondering (you're probably not!), my uni presentation was on the literature of sexuality & i presented this book in "blind date" format! (Google "blind date cilla black" if you don't know the tv show!) 5mo
TrishB I think you summed up Hardy exactly right!! 5mo
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 I Googled and I know that tv format. How cool to use that! I wonder how you did it?! 5mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB 😉😘 5mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB with a lot of help from my team partners! Basically the same format as the tv show with Bathsheba looking for 'mr right'! 5mo
Liz_M (Shameless plug 😁): I summarize the reason for the 1001-inclusion in my LT reviews: http://www.librarything.com/topic/191590#5285625
Basically, it's because of the scenery. 😂
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BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 That is so cool! I can visualize it completely! 5mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M the link doesn‘t work? Which year did you read it? Then I can look it up myself! 5mo
Liz_M Shoot, I thought @litsy/LT had fixed the link-with-pound-signs problem. I read it in 2015, post 46 in my previous thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/191590 5mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M Great and helpful review. You may like it too @jenniferw88 💜 5mo
Litsy @Liz_M On the web, yes. Fixing it on the app will have to wait for next release—it's not something we can just push without a proper update, unfortunately. 😞 5mo
Suet624 I‘m the same way with audiobooks. Fiction generally doesn‘t stand a chance. I can handle non-fiction on audio for some reason, but not fiction. 5mo
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My first Thomas Hardy book! 😁

readingjedi I have this copy & I absolutely love the painting used for the cover - so atmospheric! 6mo
SW-T This is my favorite Hardy, probably because it‘s the first one I read. 6mo
Ericalambbrown I‘ve never read Hardy. I really should remedy that. 5mo
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jemmahoughton

'But some women only require an emergency to make them fit for one.' - Pg 44

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"...nobody has got me yet as a sweetheart... I hate to be thought men's property in that way..." -pg 26

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jemmahoughton

'On a day which had a summer face and a winter constitution'. -Pg 22

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jemmahoughton

'This well-favoured and comely girl soon made appreciable inroads upon the emotional constitution of young Farmer Oak.' -Pg 22

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'She seemed to prefer a less tragic probability'. -Pg 20

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'... a case more trying by far to the nerves is...' -Pg 12

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she_isthe_arrow
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Happy Easter! I'm enjoying this beautiful spring day sitting out in the sunshine, reading, and sipping this Donut Shop coffee shot. How is your Sunday going?

CrowCAH Loved this book! Happy Easter 🐰 7mo
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Pickpick

Although Hardy labelled this a “pastoral tale”, it is far more. It is also considerably more than a romance, exploring as it does relations between the sexes, social class relations, and the human psyche, against the backdrop of Victorian Wessex. A remarkably insightful novel, and one of my firm favourites.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
abandonedonearth @Eggs Thank you! 7mo
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glitterkitty459
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#classics #spring 🌼
I have a hard time reviewing classic books...
I will say this one was surprisingly hilarious every once in a while. 😆
I liked that it has a female main character 👍

Made me want to travel to the English countryside lol 🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏

Pricel101 Too few classics have a strong female mc like Bathsheba. Loved this book! Reco‘d by @youneverarrived @monalyisha #newyearwhodis 💛 💚 7mo
Carissa-Green-Reads She makes mistakes, she gets hurt, she figures stuff out. I like it very well. 7mo
abandonedonearth My second favourite fiction book! I have read it many times, and get just as pleasure from it each time. 7mo
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EstelaV
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Starting book 7 of 30 for my 2019 goal!

I've been reading very heavy, dense fantasy stiff lately and I needed something easier. #amreading #classic scored a free kindle AND Audio copy! I do own the physical, I have been kind of switicng between all of them depending.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45765219-estela-v

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Eggs
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BookwormM One of my favourite Hardy‘s 8mo
vkois88 I want to read this one 8mo
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SW-T
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Thomas Hardy
Jodi Picoult
Frankie Y Bailey
Michael Dorris
Tracey Tillis

@britt_brooke

britt_brooke Nice list! 9mo
Erofan 👍 great list! 9mo
SW-T @britt_brooke @Erofan Thanks! 😊 9mo
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HardcoverHearts
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You may have a reading problem when you are at a book club meeting for one book, knowing you have a paperback in hand, your kindle in your bag and an audiobook going if things get too loud before everyone arrives. Clearly I am living my best life!

LeahBergen 😆😆😆 9mo
merelybookish Always be prepared!! 9mo
HardcoverHearts @LeahBergen , @merelybookish - my people! 👯‍♀️ 9mo
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❤️I watched this movie adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd last night: OH MY GOSH IT WAS SO GOOD❤️ It‘s one of my absolute FAVORITE books so I had high hopes and it really delivered!! I‘m so thrilled. I‘ll definitely watch it again. It had Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, and Tom Sturridge. If you like movie adaptations or period films any little bit at all, RUN DON‘T WALK to watch this one. Ahhhh Thomas Hardy forever!! 😍

Lcsmcat I love Hardy! I haven‘t seen this adaptation but will have to look for it. Which is your favorite novel? It‘s a tough call for me between FFMC and Return of the Native. 10mo
cewilf I‘ve had the book and the movie on my lists for years. I‘ll have to move them to the front of the line 😬 10mo
sprainedbrain I love Hardy, too, but haven‘t seen any adaptations. Going looking for this one! 10mo
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BethM My friend suggested this to me! 10mo
readordierachel I really liked it too! (Still need to read the book though...🙈) 10mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Oohhhh, lovely recommendation! Gotta read the book first, its been on my shelf for 20 years!! 5mo
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VeganCleopatra
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My #NewYearWhoDis match books, color-coded as one does. Thanks @sprainedbrain for lots of great options!

Green: have read
Red: least likely to read
Blue: own and have not read, top picks
Pink: do not own but interested and library has

#20 not visible is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I've read.

Cinfhen Like your system!!! 11mo
Cinfhen From the blues, I say read Golem & 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen Thanks! I've been wanting to read Golem for so long so it is high up there for me, thanks for the extra endorsement. 11mo
monalyisha Another vote of support for Golem! 11mo
sprainedbrain Love your organization! 11mo
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EadieB
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Day 9 - #adventrecommends

This was a great read and a wonderful story that I think about often. It‘s about making the right choices in life.

It is a monster read but well worth it. I must read more from Thomas Hardy as I do like his writing!

Naj Oooo I love this book! 11mo
TrishB My daughters a big Hardy fan, I‘ve never really liked them 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
EadieB @TrishB it‘s not as exciting as reading thrillers but he is a good writer! 11mo
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Ruthiella I‘ve never read Hardy. His reputation for tragedy has kept me away! 11mo
SW-T This is one of my favorites. Love Hardy ❤️😊 11mo
Q84 I audiobooked this and loved it! My first Hardy. 11mo
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batsy
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Boldwood is a #jealousguy whose rash actions lead to tragedy. A story as old as time... My first Hardy novel that I enjoyed reading with my fellow Litsy buddy readers 🙂

#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts That was a fun read. Yes Boldwood got quite obsessed & strange in the end 😳... great pick 👍🏻 (edited) 12mo
Cinfhen Haven‘t read this one🙈 12mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you, and thanks for motivating me to read this one :) More Hardy awaits 🙌🏽 12mo
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Moray_Reads Good choice 12mo
Billypar This is a classic that I've wanted to read just because I like the title. Not sure if that's a good enough reason by itself...I should probably learn more about Hardy ☺️ 12mo
batsy @Moray_Reads Thanks! 12mo
batsy @Billypar I do recommend it! I'm planning to tackle Jude the Obscure next by him at some point... Sounds suitably doomy and gloomy 😂 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#litsyclassics #harvest

I remember this book describes some lovely countryside and agricultural scenes...sheep-shearing, hay-making and harvesting the corn,.. and also the harvest threatened by a sudden storm.

Cathythoughts Loved this book ❤️👍🏻 13mo
Kalalalatja I really need to read more Hardy, I love his descriptions of nature 👌 13mo
Kimberlone Yes, Hardy somehow makes sheep sheering sexy 13mo
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Nutmegnc
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Words. Lots and lots of words. More words than story so far. I‘ve never read Hardy, is he always like this?

DeborahSmall 😂 oh I love this so much!! 13mo
Nutmegnc @DeborahSmall 😹😜🙀 13mo
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unique
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I just started reading this book and I'm enjoying it.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎃📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
unique Thanks 13mo
unique @rather_be_reading thanks dear 13mo
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ClairesReads
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This was a dream re-read. Hardy remains one of my favourite writers. Far From the Madding Crowd is beautifully written, the description of landscape unrivalled. It‘s a soap-opera style triumph. Gabriel is the ultimate, dreamy love interest, Bathsheba makes innumerable absurd life choices, what a story! Hardy never fails to entertain me.

Redwritinghood I‘ve always loved Hardy too, but I don‘t think I‘ve read this one. Will have to fix that! 14mo
CareBear He‘s one of my favorites too! 14mo
ClairesReads @Redwritinghood it‘s a goodie, it‘s not Tess, but nothing measures up to Tess for me! 14mo
ClairesReads @CareBear same! Such beautiful writing 14mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser I have this too! Must get on to listening to this soon 5mo
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ClairesReads
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Old mate, Thomas Hardy just nailing it again 👌🏻 #rereading

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This book is way more exciting than these chapter titles make it sound 😂😂💯

monalyisha 😅 14mo
BarbaraBB Lol 😂 14mo
batsy So true 😂 14mo
ClairesReads @BarbaraBB @batsy @monalyisha the chapter titles made me laugh! 14mo
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Mitch
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I love Thomas Hardy and could@this new edition be any more beautiful! #foliolove

Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks I have the set Folio did of the Thomas Hardy‘s them many years ago & love them. Looks like they are re-releasing them. Wonder if they‘ll do a box set again. 1y
LeahBergen Buy it! 👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
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jenniferw88
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⚀ Tagged
⚁ Tana French
⚂ Fake or Fortune - it's a UK programme based on finding out whether people's paintings are genuine articles by famous people on Sunday evenings - for example yesterday's was on sketchbooks of Toulouse-Loutrec
⚃ French Fries

#ManicMonday @JoScho

KathyWheeler I love Tana French! I still haven‘t read The Trespasser yet though; I need to get on that as she‘s got that new one coming out. 1y
sudi That show sounds fun 1y
JoScho 🍟❤️😊 1y
CarolynM Loved watching Fake or Fortune - so interesting! 1y
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jenniferw88
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My favourite #localauthors book is free on Kindle today if any of the #jb group are interested in the area I live in! @Kaye @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads Yessss! I will check it out! Love to learn more about your area! 1y
Kaye Thank you Jennifer ! 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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{#everdene2018 🖤🌻}

I‘ve finished FFtMC. It was a ride! It had its ups and downs for me. I found a couple of parts really quite unnecessary and dull, whilst other parts had such beautiful and poetic prose that I was hard pressed to put the book down. I found Gabriel Oak a sweet, sincere and interesting character but really I disliked every other character in the book for one reason or another. #bookaddict #booklover #bookish #bookblog #bookworm

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Sophoclessweetheart
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{#everdene2018 updates} 🖤🌻

I‘m now on chapter nine after reading only a chapter today of this. I‘m really enjoying it, I‘m addicted to Hardy‘s beautiful description and I‘m very curious about dear Gabriel Oak and how he will develop as a character. I‘m also though emotionally not in the right place to keep a consistent rhythm with reading the book so I‘m going a bit slow. Tomorrow is a new day!#bookaddict #booklover #bookblog #bookish #bookworm

VioletBramble Beautiful cover. 1y
Cathythoughts Yes lovely cover & beautiful book to read 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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Just a mini shoutout to Laurie for this divine Chai Masala tea. It is taking my relaxing morning to the next level! 👌🏻

laurenbescoby Yey! Glad you like it! It's one of my favourites so I like to share it with others. I get a couple of boxes from the companys website everytime I put a hamper gift together. 😊 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook it tastes so good. I may have to order a box myself 😹😹👏 1y
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laurenbescoby They also do the best shortbread ever...😋 1y
GatheringBooks you are so lucky to be able to tag!! i can‘t seem to do it. only very few people i am able to tag. 1y
4thhouseontheleft Which brand is your chai? Sounds yummy! (edited) 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Miralunasbooknook Ooh! That sounds great. I love shortbread 😹😹 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @gatheringbooks I can only tag if I type out the name in full and only in comments. Apparently Litsy is aware of the problem and trying to fix it x 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @4thhouseontheleft I believe it‘s called Brodie‘s x 1y
laurenbescoby @4thhouseontheleft google brodies 1867 they're based in scotland 😊 x 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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I‘m finally home and settled and it feels so nice. Especially with so many new books to come home too! And the news that we‘re going to Cornwall for our next vacation and I get to visit Greenway — the summer home of Agatha Christie. 🖤😱

Anyway, over the next few weeks I‘m going to be reading Far From the Madding Crowd with the lovely Ani and Cat. Hardy fans here? #bookaddict #booklover #bookblog #classics

CoffeeNBooks I've only read The Mayor of Casterbridge, but have several of his other books on my bookshelf waiting to be read! 1y
readingjedi I love Hardy. At uni I took a module entitled The Works of Thomas Hardy. At the first seminar a fellow student told me she hadn't done the reading because she didn't know which book we'd be studying. I mentally face palmed as I'd spent the previous 3 weeks reading his ENTIRE oeuvre including the poetry! 3 weeks, 12+ hours a day ... it was bliss!!! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @coffeenbooks Ahh! That‘s lovely. I still need to get that one x 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart @readingjedi That sounds so fun! Which was your favourite of his works? X 1y
CoffeeNBooks @readingjedi Wow! Tess of the D'Urbervilles is on my TBR stack for August. What's your favorite Hardy novel? I've only read a little bit of his poetry. 1y
readingjedi @Sorceryandswords It was intense, that's for sure! Tess is my favourite but I also love Return of the Native & Mayor of Casterbridge. 1y
readingjedi @CoffeeNBooks Tess is my all-time favourite. I love his poetry too. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @readingjedi Ah! I‘m hoping to read Tess next! I want to read all his works. I‘m loving his writing x 1y
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EadieB
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Far From the Madding Crowd tells the story of beautiful Bathsheba Everdene, a fiercely independent woman who inherits a farm and decides to run it herself. She rejects a marriage proposal from Gabriel Oak, a loyal man who takes a job on her farm after losing his own in an unfortunate accident. I loved watching the relationship between Bathsheba and Gabriel evolve. Teaches a good lesson about being careful when you turn down your first suitor!

Lcsmcat I loved this in high school, and still did when I reread it decades later. I wish they still taught Hardy in schools. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart I‘m reading this at the moment x 1y
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robinb I enjoyed the recent movie adaptation...need to read the book now. (edited) 1y
EadieB @lcsmcat @soceryandswords @robinb I loved this book! Such a great story! 1y
Liz_M The happiest Hardy ♥ 1y
MicrobeMom Totally agree with your review!!! 1y
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ClairesReads
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Thomas Hardy my love- next up on @SerialReader

Redwritinghood Yes! I am also a big fan of his work. 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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One last post before bed... 🖤🌻

#currentlyreading — Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I‘ve finished Sourcery this evening and now my heart craves its roots, that is classics. Because honestly, they‘re my go-to genre. I feel most comfortable with them, I enjoy them most of all. Fantasy is a fun escape and I do love it but I was raised a classics lover.

What is your go-to genre? #thomashardy #bookaddict #booklover

ephemeralwaltz Lovely photo! 1y
ephemeralwaltz As always!! Xx 1y
Kalalalatja I really need to read more Hardy 😍 1y
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ElaineHowlin I love this book!! My go to genre is urban fantasy but i read almost everything. 1y
CareBear Hardy is one of my favorite authors!! 😍 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz Thank you so much dear 👏👏🖤🖤 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Kalalalatja He‘s sooo good isn‘t he? 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ElaineHowlin That‘s good to hear! 👏 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @CareBear Aww! I love him but I‘ve not read enough of his books to say he‘s a favourite x 1y
JazzFeathers Fantasy all the way! But l'm very partial to mystery too. I often enjoy classic horror (not splatter) and historical (especially early XX century) 1y
Cathythoughts Loved this book 1y
Cathythoughts Go to genre ???? Classic or thriller 1y
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous photo 😍💕 My go to will always be Fantasy & Classics Mystery like Agatha Christie & Sherlock Holmes🤗 They are my comfort read💖💛 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @cathythoughts Im glad to hear you loved it. And great go to genres! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @booknerdslife Thank you Eliza ! Oh yes! My go to is forever classics but mystery and fantasy are a close second. Especially classic mystery and classic fantasy ! 👌🏻🖤 1y
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CarolynM
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Gabriel Oak thinks #GotToGetYouIntoMyLife when he meets Bathsheba Everdene. Some time and many mishaps later they agree #WellBeTogether
#HeyJune #JuneItsElectrifying

Cinfhen Aren‘t you clever! 😘😘 1y
Cathythoughts Excellent & the cover says it all for the prompt... 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁 1y
vkois88 Perfect! 1y
GypsyKat Well done! 1y
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sprainedbrain
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Only my second Hardy, but I think it‘s safe to say I‘m a fan.

I loved everything about this book: the twisty story of friendship, love, and figuring life out, the character development, and especially the completely unorthodox female character that is Bathsheba Everdene. She goes from poor to rich, and from independent and brazen to lovesick and sad and then back again. So very good!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

BarbaraBB Great review! 1y
SW-T This was my first (and still favorite) Hardy. Good stuff. 1y
Kimberlone This is such a good one. And a major change of pace from his other novels that are mostly doom and gloom and sadness. 1y
batsy My first Hardy and I enjoyed it so much! 1y
JaclynW Great review! Hardy is a favorite of mine. I've read 3 so far from him. My favorite is still probably 1y
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Vansa
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1. Mr. Thornton and Margaret Hale from North and South, Alanna and Marko from Saga, Bathsheba and Gabriel Oak from the tagged book. Basically couples who grow and evolve together
2. Catherine and Heathcliff!!
3. Amy and Jake from Brooklyn Nine nine !
4. Amal and George Clooney.
This was so much fun !!
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️👫❤️ 1y
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toofondofbooks
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A fave by Hardy and one of my #modernlibraryclassics collection

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KarenUK
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#readingresolutions @Jess7
My #favcharactername has to be Bathsheba Everdene from ‘Far from the Madding Crowd‘... 💕

Kalalalatja That is quite a name! 1y
KarenUK @Kalalalatja when you compare it to other 19th century literary heroines... it does stand out! 😂 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This classic tale of love and misunderstanding is beautiful to read. I like the depiction of Hardy‘s romantic relationship based on love and friendship on equal grounds. 😊💑

#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics #lovestory

Bambolina_81 I have this on my #litsyclassics list. I can't wait to get to it. Lovely photograph too! 2y
CarolynM Great choice! 2y
ephemeralwaltz I'll get to this one one day! 2y
larah17 This is a really pretty picture! ✨ 2y
LeahBergen Lovely photo! 2y
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Wineandbooks Off to book club with @Cathythoughts and friends to discuss this wonderful classic 🍷💕 📖 2y
Cathythoughts Yes ! We are having a great discussion of Far From The Madding Crowd.... which was picked by @Wineandbooks 2y
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“It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.” Enjoyed finally finishing Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Looking forward to watching the movie someday!

RaimeyGallant Fantastic quote!!! 2y
EadieB Just finished this book! Loved it! 1y
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