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More Than "Just" Love Stories | Discussion

It often seems as though the romance genre has gotten a bad reputation as being merely “fluff” and lacking substance. Many romance novels are considered pure entertainment reading only; in other words, there is nothing between the book’s covers that could possibly educate, enlighten, or challenge the reader in any way. 510 more words

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy | Review

To be honest, my initial expectations weren’t very high for Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Far from the Madding Crowd. All I knew about it before opening the first page was that it’s often hailed as an “epic” love story. 862 more words

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5 important points English teachers show know about context

Questions

What do we mean by context? What do we mean by contexts of writing or production? What do we mean by contexts of reading? 519 more words

Oak and Bathsheba

I have never liked a book’s character so much as I loved the characters penned by Thomas Hardy in Far From the Madding Crowd. There is Gabriel Oak, a sincere friend, a capable shepherd and a man of principles; and there is Bathsheba Everdene, the mistress of the farm, free spirited, vanity laden and possessor of an uncertain temperament. 323 more words

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

★★★½

This big-screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s first successful novel is gorgeously shot if a tad dull plot-wise, and buoyed by excellent performances from two favorite actors. 134 more words

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A comparison of the different versions of Far from the Madding Crowd

1967

This was, as far as I am aware, the first film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd.  It was directed by John Schlesinger and is the favourite version of many due to its deeply atmospheric feel.  907 more words

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DECEMBER 2016 | Wrap-Up

The last month of the year has come to an end, meaning it’s time for another monthly wrap-up! All in all, December was a pretty great end to a tumultuous and rocky year. 760 more words

Christmas