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‘…the uncommonness must be in the events, not in the characters; and the writer’s art lies in shaping this uncommonness while disguising its unlikelihood.’

Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge; a depressing masterclass from Hardy

My rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

I read a little Hardy when I was at university but after reading Jude the Obscure and being completely depressed, I gave him up. 310 more words

Ellen's Book Reviews

'Far From the Madding Crowd'

Last week it was Flaubert’s Madame Bovary starring Mia Wasikowska in the the title role. This week another adaptation of a nineteenth century novel with a woman as the central character – Thomas Hardy’s… 157 more words


Love stories: Far from the Madding Crowd and The Castle

I happened to watch back to back the new movie of Far From the Madding Crowd and Hanneke’s take on The Castle. Was it just the watching of them in that order that made me wonder if Kafka had written a love story? 134 more words

Modern Literature

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

I love Thomas Hardy. I always thoroughly enjoy his books, knowing full well that my mind will easily produce a beautiful image thanks to his skill at elongating even the tiniest of details.   403 more words

Book Review

Far from the Madding Crowd, Inside Out, Interstellar, and The Outcast Reviews

Far from the Madding Crowd – 4/5. I studied this book at school when I was 16, so I vaguely remembered the main plot points and it was quite cool to see it brought to life. 914 more words

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