Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy (The Heritage Press)
Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1958. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout. Sandglass pamphlet included.
Slipcase in Good condition.
Introduction by Robert Cantwell Illustrations by Agnes Miller Parker.
Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy’s passionate tale of the beautiful, headstrong farmer Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors, firmly established the thirty-four-year-old writer as a popular novelist. According to Virginia Woolf, “The subject was right; the method was right; the poet and the countryman, the sensual man, the sombre reflective man, the man of learning, all enlisted to produce a book which . . . must hold its place among the great English novels.” Introducing the fictional name of “Wessex” to describe Hardy’s legendary countryside, this early masterpiece draws a vivid picture of rural life in southwest England.
Book's spine sunned. Mull exposed between front covers, but still tightly bound.