Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's fourth novel, gaining him significant popularity and critical attention. It tells of Gabriel, an up-and-coming shepherd, who falls in love with a proud and vain young beauty, Bathsheba, who refuses his offer of marriage as she values her independence too much. The novel can be described as an early piece of feminist literature and is regularly studied in schools. This is part of the "Young Adult Classics" series launched by Naxos AudioBooks in 2009.
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