Far From the Madding Crowd
by Thomas Hardy
1874


PREFACE

1 - DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK — AN INCIDENT

2 - NIGHT — THE FLOCK — AN INTERIOR — ANOTHER INTERIOR

3 - A GIRL ON HORSEBACK — CONVERSATION

4 - GABRIEL’S RESOLVE — THE VISIT — THE MISTAKE

5 - DEPARTURE OF BATHSHEBA — A PASTORAL TRAGEDY

6 - THE FAIR — THE JOURNEY — THE FIRE

7 - RECOGNITION — A TIMID GIRL

8 - THE MALTHOUSE — THE CHAT — NEWS

9 - THE HOMESTEAD — A VISITOR — HALF-CONFIDENCES

10 - MISTRESS AND MEN

11 - OUTSIDE THE BARRACKS — SNOW — A MEETING

12 - FARMERS — A RULE — IN EXCEPTION

13 - SORTES SANCTORUM — THE VALENTINE

14 - EFFECT OF THE LETTER — SUNRISE

15 - A MORNING MEETING — THE LETTER AGAIN

16 - ALL SAINTS’ AND ALL SOULS’

17 - IN THE MARKET-PLACE

18 - BOLDWOOD IN MEDITATION — REGRET

19 - THE SHEEP-WASHING — THE OFFER

20 - PERPLEXITY — GRINDING THE SHEARS — A QUARREL

21 - TROUBLES IN THE FOLD — A MESSAGE

22 - THE GREAT BARN AND THE SHEEP-SHEARERS

23 - EVENTIDE — A SECOND DECLARATION

24 - THE SAME NIGHT — THE FIR PLANTATION

25 - THE NEW ACQUAINTANCE DESCRIBED

26 - SCENE ON THE VERGE OF THE HAY-MEAD

27 - HIVING THE BEES

28 - THE HOLLOW AMID THE FERNS

29 - PARTICULARS OF A TWILIGHT WALK

30 - HOT CHEEKS AND TEARFUL EYES

31 - BLAME — FURY

32 - NIGHT — HORSES TRAMPING

33 - IN THE SUN — A HARBINGER

34 - HOME AGAIN — A TRICKSTER

35 - AT AN UPPER WINDOW

36 - WEALTH IN JEOPARDY — THE REVEL

37 - THE STORM — THE TWO TOGETHER

38 - RAIN — ONE SOLITARY MEETS ANOTHER

39 - COMING HOME — A CRY

40 - ON CASTERBRIDGE HIGHWAY

41 - SUSPICION — FANNY IS SENT FOR

42 - JOSEPH AND HIS BURDEN

43 - FANNY’S REVENGE

44 - UNDER A TREE — REACTION

45 - TROY’S ROMANTICISM

46 - THE GURGOYLE: ITS DOINGS

47 - ADVENTURES BY THE SHORE

48 - DOUBTS ARISE — DOUBTS LINGER

49 - OAK’S ADVANCEMENT — A GREAT HOPE

50 - THE SHEEP FAIR — TROY TOUCHES HIS WIFE’S HAND

51 - BATHSHEBA TALKS WITH HER OUTRIDER

52 - CONVERGING COURSES

53 - CONCURRITUR — HORAE MOMENTO

54 - AFTER THE SHOCK

55 - THE MARCH FOLLOWING — “BATHSHEBA BOLDWOOD”

56 - BEAUTY IN LONELINESS — AFTER ALL

57 - A FOGGY NIGHT AND MORNING — CONCLUSION