Thomas Hardy

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. Critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive.
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    Ziyya Ahas quoted7 months ago
    The gatekeeper surveyed the retreating vehicle. "That's a handsome maid," he said to Oak.

    "But she has her faults," said Gabriel.

    "True, farmer."

    "And the greatest of them is—well, what it is always."

    "Beating people down? ay, 'tis so."

    "O no."

    "What, then?"

    Gabriel, perhaps a little piqued by the comely traveller's indifference, glanced back to where he had witnessed her performance over the hedge, and said, "Vanity."
    Louis Gregoryhas quoted10 months ago
    It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
    samairaveerabhadrahas quoted10 months ago
    the corners of his mouth spread till they were within an unimportant distance of his ears, his eyes were reduced to chinks, and diverging wrinkles appeared round them, extending upon his countenance like the rays in a rudimentary sketch of the rising sun

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