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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Thomas Hardy
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by THOMAS HARDY PREFACE In reprinting this story for a new edition I am reminded that it was in the chapters of "Far from the Madding Crowd," as they appeared month by month in a popular magazine, that I first ventured to adopt the word "Wessex" from the pages of early English history, and give it a fictitious significance as the existing name of the district once included in that extinct kingdom.

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  • Thomas Hardy tried to work through the grief of losing his first wife by writing poetry.
  • I’d rather call old Thomas Hardy up.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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