Hardy è un meraviglioso creatore di figure femminili, e Batsceba, la protagonista di Via dalla pazza folla, è la prima e la più incantevole di esse. Irrequieta e indipendente, intelligente e svagata al tempo stesso, crede di raggiungere una completa autonomia quando eredita un magnifico podere e un’antica casa signorile. Ma la bella forestiera finisce col trovarsi contesa fra tre pretendenti: lo sfortunato, ma forte e sereno Oak, suo lavorante e fattore; il ricco fittavolo Boldwood, grave e austero; lo spregiudicato sergente Troy. È quest’ultimo ad avere la meglio sulle prime, ma alla fine sarà Oak con la sua cieca e malcompresa devozione a salvare le sorti della padrona e del piccolo mondo bucolico di Watherbury dai rovesci della sorte. Affascinante ballata rurale e primo grande romanzo di Hardy, Via dalla pazza folla (1874) è insieme il punto di passaggio fra la maniera idillica degli esordi e la visione tragica della maturità.
- ISBN: 881168935X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 478
Two people have complained that there are spoilers in this review. Read at your own peril. Hi! I'm Bathsheba Everdene! And I'm Poor Decision-Making Bathsheba Everdene. I sent a random Valentine to a guy on a neighboring farm asking him to marry me, even though I don't even like him! This turn
This was just so good. "Sheep are such unfortunate animals! - there's always something happening to them! I never knew a flock pass a year without getting into some scrape or other." Sheep! Sheeeeeep!! More sheep!!! I love sheep :) They are so cute! But sheep are actually not the reason why I love this Leggi tutto
"The heart wants what the heart wants" No, that is not from this book. I just thought it would have been a good tagline for the 2015 movie adaptation of this classic (they went with "Based on the classic love story by Thomas Hardy" instead). "Serve you right you silly cow" That is also not from the boo Leggi tutto
(846 From 1001 Books) - Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy, C1874 Characters: Gabriel Oak, Bathsheba Everdene, William Boldwood, Francis Troy, Fanny Robin. Abstract: Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her positio Leggi tutto
Bathsheba Everdene a gorgeous, mesmerizing young woman, 22, ( the formerly poor, now rich girl ) she inherited a prosperous, large farm from her late uncle, set in rural Wessex , ( Dorset ) southwest England, in the 1860's, has three, very different suitors, common Gabriel Oak, eight years older a s Leggi tutto
"I shall do one thing in this life -- one thing certain -- that is, love you, and long for you, and KEEP WANTING YOU till I die." Tell me one guy who hacks the story and stands close to your heart - Oak! I don't yet understand why Hary is put in the box of pessimists when he has always been a 'lover' Leggi tutto
What a story! I was going to give it 4 stars, but the ending was so intense and wrapped everything up so beautifully that I had to rate it 5 stars. What I love the most about this book is that it deals with an unorthodox woman. Bathsheba (I know, what a name?) is admired by a lot of men; still, she
They say all good tropes have a literary ancestry. I recall reading this quintessential "innocent country girl falls for philandering bad boy" story/trope years ago. Bathsheba Everdene was a (nowadays "badass") country girl who inherited her late uncle's farm and made it thrive, with the help of Gab Leggi tutto
I have to say I was well annoyed with this book at times, specifically with the main character, Bathsheba Everdene, a young woman of great beauty, a coquette of a sort. Throughout the storyline, we follow her and her distinctive multiple suitors engaging in the love quadrangle and what at times seem Leggi tutto
‘Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness…’ What an exquisite and profound line. It had been years since I read Tess, which is a favourite, but I think this goes one better. Here, it is all about the characters. Hardy’s characterisation is perfect. I related to Bathsheba, her confusions and Leggi tutto
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