Far From The Madding Crowd, version 2

Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

Far From The Madding Crowd is Hardy's fourth novel. It centres on the lives of five characters: Gabriel Oak, Bathsheba Everdene, Mr Boldwood, Sgt. Troy and Fanny Robin. The plot involves love, loyalty, death and betrayal and all this is delivered to us in Hardy's most eloquent prose. The images of character and nature are painted for our mind's eye with sublime style. Finally, but not least, Hardy's use of the Greek chorus is unsurpassed in injecting comedy and nudging the story along. (Summary by Tadhg Hynes)

Proof-Listeners: Joy Easton & Betty M.

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Tadhg
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Play 01 Chapter I Tadhg
00:12:03
Play 02 Chapter II Tadhg
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Play 03 Chapter III Tadhg
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Play 04 Chapter IV Tadhg
00:19:33
Play 05 Chapter V Tadhg
00:11:08
Play 06 Chapter VI Tadhg
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Play 07 Chapter VII Tadhg
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Play 08 Chapter VIII Tadhg
00:37:37
Play 09 Chapter IX Tadhg
00:11:46
Play 10 Chapter X Tadhg
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Play 11 Chapter XI Tadhg
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Play 12 Chapter XII Tadhg
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Play 13 Chapter XIII Tadhg
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Play 14 Chapter XIV Tadhg
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Play 15 Chapter XV Tadhg
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Play 16 Chapter XVI Tadhg
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Play 17 Chapter XVII Tadhg
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII Tadhg
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Play 19 Chapter XIX Tadhg
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Play 20 Chapter XX Tadhg
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Play 21 Chapter XXI Tadhg
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Play 22 Chapter XXII Tadhg
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII Tadhg
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Play 24 Chapter XXIV Tadhg
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Play 25 Chapter XXV Tadhg
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Play 26 Chapter XXVI Tadhg
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Play 27 Chapter XXVII Tadhg
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Play 28 Chapter XXVIII Tadhg
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Play 29 Chapter XXIX Tadhg
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Play 30 Chapter XXX Tadhg
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Play 31 Chapter XXXI Tadhg
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Play 32 Chapter XXXII Tadhg
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Play 33 ChapterXXXIII Tadhg
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Play 34 Chapter XXXIV Tadhg
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Play 35 Chapter XXXV Tadhg
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Play 36 Chapter XXXVI Tadhg
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Play 37 Chapter XXXVII Tadhg
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Play 38 Chapter XXXVIII Tadhg
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Play 39 Chapter XXXIX Tadhg
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Play 40 Chapter XL Tadhg
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Play 41 Chapter XLI Tadhg
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Play 42 Chapter XLII Tadhg
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Play 43 Chapter XLIII Tadhg
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Play 44 Chapter XLIV Tadhg
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Play 45 Chapter XLV Tadhg
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Play 46 Chapter XLVI Tadhg
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Play 47 Chapter XLVII Tadhg
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Play 48 Chapter XLVIII Tadhg
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Play 49 Chapter XLIX Tadhg
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Play 50 Chapter L Tadhg
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Play 51 Chapter LI Tadhg
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Play 52 Chapter LII Tadhg
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Play 53 Chapter LIII Tadhg
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Play 54 Chapter LIV Tadhg
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Play 55 Chapter LV Tadhg
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Play 56 Chapter LVI Tadhg
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Play 57 Chapter LVII Tadhg
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