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Far from the Madding Crowd: Bathsheba's Bower

Thomas Hardy created a fictional land called Wessex based on much of his observations of south-western England, particularly from around his home town. Far from the Madding Crowd… 654 more words

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Artists in Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy references a few artists in Far From the Madding Crowd and seems particularly influenced by those in the Dutch Golden age. The Golden age, which spanned the 17th century, paralleled the Baroque movement going on around much of Europe but favored realistic details over idealistic styling. 699 more words

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'Far from the Madding Crowd' holds a strong cast in a great adaption.

Far From The Madding Crowd is a film set in in Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. 256 more words


Yarn Along: A Good Stretch 

I finally got past the 1×1 ribbing for my first Tridactyl Mitt during a good stretch of knitting over the weekend. And once I did, it turned into a really engaging knit; the wave pattern is just enough thinking for me right now. 211 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read in a Weekend

Happy Tuesday!! This week is another Top Ten Tuesday freebie, so I’ve decided to share a list of books that I’ve been looking forward to making for quite some time: … 70 more words

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My Summer Reading List

I don’t know about anybody else, but one of my favourite things about Summer is having more time to read. With University finishing pretty early (around April, I think), it means I’ll have even more time to read in peace. 340 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Exceeded My Expectations

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m here to share an incredibly positive bookish list with you all that will hopefully brighten your day with some recommendations. Usually I try to begin reading a book with an open mind, but it’s inevitable that there will be some initial expectations floating around. 62 more words

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