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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Thomas Hardy
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Far from the Madding Crowd

Preface................................................................................................................................. 4
1. Description of Farmer Oak -- An Incident.................................................................. 6
2. Night -- The Flock -- An Interior -- Another Interior............................................... 10
3. A Girl on Horseback – Conversation........................................................................ 15
4. Gabriel's Resolve -- The Visit -- The Mistake.......................................................... 21
5. Departure of Bathsheba -- A Pastoral Tragedy......................................................... 27
6. The Fair -- The Journey -- The Fire .......................................................................... 31
7. Recognition -- A Timid Girl ..................................................................................... 38
8. The Malthouse -- The Chat – News.......................................................................... 41
9. The Homestead -- A Visitor -- Half-Confidences..................................................... 53
10. Mistress and Men.................................................................................................. 57
11. Outside the Barracks -- Snow -- A Meeting ......................................................... 62
12. Farmers -- A Rule -- In Exception ........................................................................ 66
13. Sortes Sanctorum -- The Valentine....................................................................... 70
14. Effect of the Letter – Sunrise ................................................................................ 73
15. A Morning Meeting -- The Letter Again .............................................................. 76
16. All Saints' and All Souls' ...................................................................................... 83
17. In the Market-Place............................................................................................... 85
18. Boldwood in Meditation – Regret......................................................................... 87
19. The Sheep-Washing -- The Offer ......................................................................... 90
20. Perplexity -- Grinding the Shears -- A Quarrel..................................................... 94
21. Troubles in the Fold -- A Message ....................................................................... 98
22. The Great Barn and the Sheep-Shearers ............................................................. 103
23. Eventide -- A Second Declaration ...................................................................... 110
24. The Same Night -- The Fir Plantation................................................................. 115
25. The New Acquaintance Described...................................................................... 120
26. Scene on the Verge of the Hay-Mead ................................................................. 123
27. Hiving the Bees................................................................................................... 129
28. The Hollow Amid the Ferns ............................................................................... 132
29. Particulars of a Twilight Walk............................................................................ 136
30. Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes ............................................................................. 141
31. Blame – Fury....................................................................................................... 145
32. Night -- Horses Tramping................................................................................... 151
33. In the Sun -- A Harbinger ................................................................................... 157
34. Home Again -- A Trickster ................................................................................. 163
35. At an Upper Window .......................................................................................... 170
36. Wealth in Jeopardy -- The Revel ........................................................................ 173
37. The Storm -- The Two Together......................................................................... 179
38. Rain -- One Solitary Meets Another ................................................................... 184
39. Coming Home -- A Cry ...................................................................................... 187
40. On Casterbridge Highway................................................................................... 190
41. Suspicion -- Fanny Is Sent For............................................................................ 195
42. Joseph and His Burden........................................................................................ 202
43. Fanny's Revenge ................................................................................................. 209
44. Under a Tree – Reaction ..................................................................................... 216
45. Troy's Romanticism ............................................................................................ 221
46. The Gurgoyle: Its Doings.................................................................................... 224
47. Adventures by the Shore..................................................................................... 229
48. Doubts Arise -- Doubts Linger ........................................................................... 231
49. Oak's Advancement -- A Great Hope ................................................................. 235
50. The Sheep Fair -- Troy Touches His Wife's Hand.............................................. 239
51. Bathsheba Talks With Her Outrider ................................................................... 249
52. Converging Courses............................................................................................ 255

53. Concurritur -- Horae Momento........................................................................... 262
54. After the Shock ................................................................................................... 270
55. The March Following -- "Bathsheba Boldwood" ............................................... 273
56. Beauty in Loneliness -- After All........................................................................ 276
57. A Foggy Night and Morning – Conclusion ........................................................ 282