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Far from the Madding Crowd (Dover Thrift Editions)

Far from the Madding Crowd (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author: Thomas Hardy
ISBN 13: 9780486456843
ISBN 10: 486456846
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2007-04-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $5.50

A young man falls victim to his own obsession with an amorous farm girl in Thomas Hardy's classic novel of fate and unrequited love.

Hardy's rustic tale of Bathsheba Everdean and her three suitors comes to life through Thorne's expert narrative performance. Hardy's works often change pace and character quickly, a point which Thorne uses advantageously to wind us through this insightful novel. Thorne's interpretation of the text removes the distance which so often exists between Victorian literature and the modern reader. Thorne's performance skills transcend age and gender. The listener can envision each of the workers as they talk and sing in the pub, and Thorne's choice of voices for the four main characters gives added depth and presence. Textual interpretation, pacing and vocal characterization all come together to make Thorne's reading an excellent addition to any collection. J.S.G. AudioFile, Portland, Maine