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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Summary of 5440 reviews

Moods

emotional 73%
reflective 57%
sad 21%
hopeful 19%
tense 16%
challenging 14%
dark 13%
relaxing 13%
funny 12%
adventurous 10%
lighthearted 10%
inspiring 6%
mysterious 4%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 64%
medium 34%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.84

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