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More Thoughts on Thomas Hardy's 'Far From the Madding Crowd'

Having finished Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’, I still find myself puzzled by exactly what the author was trying to achieve, and feel more then ever convinced that in the nineteenth century, authors often started writing a novel unsure what they were trying to accomplish, and often ended up with something else. 1,777 more words

Classic Novels

The Cinematic Highlights of September 2015

Just like last month I was only able to watch 10 new films, but it was a better month as many of the ones I did see were excellent and the one that I didn’t like was still an admirable effort. 208 more words

My views on life as told by these Victorian writers

One of the greatest reading benefits is knowing that I am not a solo fighter to affirm my perspectives on life. From religion, social status, gender… writers share what they think about the world, which in coincidence, matches with my own. 1,038 more words


Slow Reads

Both as a student and as a book reviewer, I have been guilty of reading books a lot quicker than the authors efforts deserve. In this video, I discuss the value of slow reading, and suggest some books that I think deserve to be read as ‘slow reads’: Leo Tolstoy’s… 48 more words

Book Review

Serendipity Suggests #13

Far From the Madding Crowd

In the words of Morgen, “I like the music, not the story”

That pretty much sums up my view as well. 572 more words

Serendipity Suggests

The one where I talk about a movie #1

Recently, I saw  “Far from the madding crowd“, a film adapted from Thomas Hardy’s book. I must say I enjoy everything related to the nineteenth century so this story was likely to please me : 167 more words

Books & Movies

Some Thoughts on Thomas Hardy's 'Far From the Madding Crowd'

Recently, I’ve been reading another classic I have been intending to get down to for years; Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’

To be unsparingly honest, I don’t know what I think of it; my feelings are mixed. 1,682 more words

Elizabeth Gaskell