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Interesting Facts about Far from the Madding Crowd

Interesting Literature

Fun facts about Thomas Hardy’s novel Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd, first published in 1874, remains one of Hardy’s most popular novels. It was his first big success as a writer – his fourth published novel, it was the one which helped to convince him that abandoning architecture in favour of writing novels could be a lucrative career move. It is among the most adapted of Hardy’s novels. (If you’re interested in learning more about Hardy’s books, check out our compilation of the best Thomas Hardy novels.)

Far from the Madding Crowd was first adapted for film in 1915; the most celebrated big-screen adaptation to date is John Schlesinger’s 1967 film, starring Julie Christie as Bathsheba Everdene. Now, in 2015, a new film adaptation is hitting the cinemas, with a screenplay by Starter for Ten author David Nicholls and with Carey Mulligan in…

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April 26, 2015 at 1:28 am

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