Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

fiction classics romance reflective slow-paced

433 pages | first published 1874

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Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's first major literary success. Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three ve...
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Moods

emotional 75%
reflective 56%
sad 27%
hopeful 23%
relaxing 15%
dark 14%
challenging 12%
tense 10%
lighthearted 8%
adventurous 7%
funny 7%
mysterious 6%
inspiring 4%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 31%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 32% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 5% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.84