Jul 22, 2018FabulouslyWeird rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This was a timeless love story full of intrigue, mystery, and conflict of love. The reader is drawn completely into the world of Bathsheba Everdene. Into the thoughtless actions of her youth in the beginning to the final growth into…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 14, 2017wyenotgo rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Anyone stepping into a classic 19th century novel such as this needs to leave 21st century ideas of literary style behind and immerse oneself in an entirely different world. Having once made that shift, a feast awaits. Hardy's craft and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 07, 2016Eosos rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
'Read Hardy' my sister said 5 years ago, 'I think you'll like him.' 862 books later, I finally took that advise and read my first Hardy.
This was a wonderfully well written and evocative story. Hardy transports you to a time and a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 03, 2015julia_sedai rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is the second book by Thomas Hardy that I've read and I love his style of writing. It was written in 1876 but it's easy to see that people have not changed all that much. The relationships between Bathsheba and her three suitors are…Read moreRead more of this comment
The plot is rather too similar to cookie-cutter saccharine romances, but the other parts, the reflective essay-istic parts redeem the novel.
This edition is not a Penguin Classic, and so lacks notes and glossary for regionalisms and…Read moreRead more of this comment