LitStack Recs: Far From the Madding Crowd & The Lives of Tao

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Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy First published in 1874, Hardy’s novel of romantic entanglements and farming rural life is set in a fictional county Wessex of its day, though its heroine distinctly out of her time. Even before Bathsheba Everdene finds herself in a station of authority and wealth, she’s prone to [….]

LitStack Rec: Far from the Madding Crowd & Caliban’s War

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Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy Hardy’s novel of romantic entanglements and farming rural life, set in fictional nineteenth-century county Wessex is the perfect book for a summer read. This tale of Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak, first published in 1874, takes its time, and let’s the reader settle into time and place. [….]