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Three suitors chase the heart of the beautiful Bathsheba. Who will she end up with?,
This review is from: Far from the Madding Crowd (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
Generally considered to be one of the greatest romantic stories ever written, Thomas Hardy's fourth novel set in the fictional county of Wessex tells the story of a young female farmer, and three suitors who hope to win her hand in marriage. Two of those men's romantic feelings are not reciprocated: Gabriel Oak, a shepherd, and Farmer Boldwood spend most of the time forlornly chasing her affections, knowing that they don't stand much of a chance with the dashing soldier Sergent Troy on the scene.
But this being a Thomas Hardy story, nothing is straightforward as it seems, and as you can expect from this author renowned for pathos, not everybody makes it to the end of the book alive.