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Jun 26, 2019Psalm46 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A beautifully written story of love, loss, and the importance of humility. This is a novel all should read.
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…
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…
Aug 18, 2016GSPLjodie rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Classic story of a love triangle - except with four players. An exceptional read - well worth the time and effort. Looking forward to watching the movie.
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…
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…
Jul 15, 2015janwishart rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The story of Gabriel and Bathsheba's relationship. Beautiful language and sentence structure.
May 20, 2015IV27HUjg rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I love Hardy writing, but the language of the time is tedious & sometimes hard to follow now days. I tried rereading it after the 2015 movie just to remind myself of the story.
May 16, 20151aa rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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…
Dec 16, 2011Mum_of_2 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really loved the idea of reading about the Victorian working class. I was not inthralled with the love story, which was the crux of the book.