Far from the Madding Crowd. By Thomas Hardy. Illustrated by Agnes Miller Parker. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1958.

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Thomas Hardy is among the most important Victorian novelists, alongside Charles Dickens and George Eliot. His work influenced generations of authors after him, including JD Salinger, DH Lawrence, and Ezra Pound, to name just a few. His brand of realism investigated fate against the backdrop of a socially stratified Britain. Some of his most influential works include The Return of the Native and Tess of the d’Ubervilles, and also Far From the Madding Crowd–Hardy’s first major commercial success. A character-driven narrative set in the farmland of England, the novel captures the rural cultures of late-nineteenth century British society that were otherwise overlooked by most authors of the day. Consistently ranked one of the best novels ever written, Far from the Madding Crowd is a crucial volume for literature collectors. This illustrated edition pairs the text with Agnes Miller Parker’s superb engravings, making for an appealing rendition of the work.

This illustrated edition is in very good condition. In the original decorated cloth, very good with only fading to spine and minor bumping to edges. Text block near fine, only former owner’s bookplate to front pastedown. Speckled edges. In the original slipcase, very good with only minor rubbing and closed tears to edges.

A wonderful illustrated edition of Far from the Madding Crowd.

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Far from the Madding Crowd. By Thomas Hardy. Illustrated by Agnes Miller Parker. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1958.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in