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HARDY, T.: Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of feminine independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Captain Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community.

Published in 1847, and an immediate best-seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain’s foremost novelists.



Disc 1

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 1 00:06:01
2.   The field he was in this morning… 00:07:55
3.   Chapter 2 00:07:33
4.   Oak's motions, though they had a quiet - energy, were slow… 00:06:14
5.   Farmer Oak went towards the plantation… 00:04:48
6.   Chapter 3 00:07:29
7.   'I wanted my hat this morning,' she went on. 00:05:02
8.   'Whatever is the matter' said Oak vacantly. 00:05:13
9.   Chapter 4 00:06:04
10.   A voice came from behind some laurel - bushes… 00:05:38
11.   He went forward and stretched out his arm again. 00:08:39
12.   Chapter 5 00:04:35


Disc 2

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   Gabriel then remembered that he had left the two dogs on the hill… 00:07:26
2.   Chapter 6 00:05:51
3.   The road stretched through water - meadows… 00:06:21
4.   Gabriel again mounted the gate, and, leaping down… 00:04:45
5.   Oak seized the cut ends of the sheaves, as if he were going… 00:04:44
6.   Chapter 7 00:07:52
7.   Chapter 8 00:09:00
8.   Having at this moment reached the end of a wistful gaze into mid - air… 00:08:03
9.   'We d' know little of her – nothing.' 00:06:01
10.   'He got so much better, that he was quite godly in his later years…' 00:06:06
11.   'Ye be a very old aged person, malter,' attested Jan Coggan… 00:05:53
12.   A few minutes later, when the remaining ones were on their legs… 00:06:39


Disc 3

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 9 00:05:59
2.   The door opened, and a deep voice said – 'Is Miss Everdene at home' 00:06:35
3.   Chapter 10 00:05:24
4.   Joseph Poorgrass, in the background twitched… 00:03:47
5.   But perhaps her air was the inevitable result of the social rise… 00:04:09
6.   Chapter 11 00:04:53
7.   At this time some words were spoken aloud… 00:06:06
8.   Chapter 12 00:03:41
9.   Strange to say of a woman in full bloom and vigor… 00:04:36
10.   The information was put in this form… 00:02:37
11.   Chapter 13 00:05:41
12.   'What fun it would be to send it to the stupid old Boldwood…' 00:03:09
13.   Chapter 14 00:07:04
14.   Boldwood was listlessly noting how the frost had hardened… 00:02:34
15.   Chapter 15 00:05:35
16.   'I wonder what a farmer - woman can want with a harpsichord…' 00:02:41


Disc 4

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   'We've no lambing - hut here, as I used to have at Norcombe,'… 00:05:52
2.   'And how Farmer James would cuss, and call thee a fool…' 00:05:37
3.   The door was hurriedly burst open again… 00:03:39
4.   Chapter 16 00:06:07
5.   Chapter 17 00:05:34
6.   Chapter 18 00:06:10
7.   Boldwood, looking into the distant meadows, saw there three figures. 00:04:38
8.   Chapter 19 00:04:39
9.   Boldwood came close and bade her good morning… 00:03:43
10.   Bathsheba's momentary impulse at hearing this… 00:05:04
11.   Chapter 20 00:04:08
12.   Cain departed, and Bathsheba took the handle. 00:05:06
13.   In an instant Bathsheba's face coloured… 00:03:36
14.   Chapter 21 00:05:22
15.   One of the ewes here contracted its muscles horribly… 00:07:54


Disc 5

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 22 00:05:57
2.   Here the shearers knelt, the sun slanting in… 00:06:21
3.   But heartless circumstance could not leave entire Gabriel's happiness… 00:04:30
4.   'That means matrimony,' said Temperance Miller… 00:07:33
5.   Chapter 23 00:06:23
6.   The sun went down in an ochreous mist… 00:05:33
7.   At this time of departure, when nothing more was visible… 00:03:05
8.   Chapter 24 00:05:52
9.   'I'll unfasten you in one moment, miss,' he said… 00:08:03
10.   Chapter 25 00:08:04
11.   Chapter 26 00:06:44
12.   'How – indeed' she said, opening her eyes. 00:07:34


Disc 6

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   'It is an unusually good one for a man like me to possess,'… 00:05:18
2.   Chapter 27 00:06:51
3.   Chapter 28 00:04:51
4.   'Now just to learn whether you have pluck enough…' 00:07:21
5.   Chapter 29 00:07:05
6.   The other day they said you were trifling with him… 00:04:43
7.   Oak's allusion to his own love for her lessened, to some extent… 00:04:02
8.   Chapter 30 00:05:03
9.   Liddy went towards the door. 00:04:38
10.   Chapter 31 00:05:49
11.   'I am beyond myself about this, and am mad,' he said. 00:04:49
12.   'I did not take you up – surely I did not!' she answered… 00:05:44
13.   'Then curse him; and curse him!' said Boldwood… 00:05:02
14.   Chapter 32 00:05:51


Disc 7

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   'What's the matter' said Gabriel. 00:05:38
2.   'We thought – ' began Gabriel. 00:06:24
3.   Chapter 33 00:05:36
4.   'For my poor self, I always say "please God" afore I do anything,'… 00:05:06
5.   'Miss Everdene and the soldier were walking about together, you say' 00:05:50
6.   Chapter 34 00:08:21
7.   In making this statement Boldwood's voice revealed… 00:05:19
8.   'Shall I tell her I have come to give her up and cannot marry her' 00:08:08
9.   Chapter 35 00:05:40
10.   'Oh, Coggan,' said Troy, as if inspired by a recollection… 00:03:20
11.   Chapter 36 00:03:58
12.   So the dance began. 00:03:06
13.   Bathsheba indignantly left the barn… 00:03:29
14.   This complication of weathers being uncommon… 00:03:34
15.   Gabriel glanced hopelessly at the group… 00:05:36


Disc 8

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 37 00:06:17
2.   'Hold on!' said Gabriel, taking the sheaf from her shoulder… 00:06:03
3.   'I did at last – not at first,' he answered, somewhat surprised… 00:03:54
4.   Chapter 38 00:05:20
5.   It is difficult to describe the intensely dramatic effect… 00:03:15
6.   Chapter 39 00:05:34
7.   The woman, on hearing him speak, quickly looked up… 00:03:11
8.   Chapter 40 00:04:40
9.   The crutches answered well. 00:05:11
10.   Never was ingenuity exercised so sorely… 00:04:48
11.   On this much - desired spot outside the town… 00:02:41
12.   Chapter 41 00:03:51
13.   She gave a sigh of resignation. 00:04:13
14.   'Until to - day, when I took it from a drawer…' 00:04:32
15.   She saw coming up the road a man like Mr Boldwood. 00:05:09
16.   She turned herself away from him… 00:04:09
17.   Chapter 42 00:03:44


Disc 9

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   The air was as an eye suddenly struck blind. 00:06:09
2.   'Well, I must be on again,' said Poorgrass. 00:06:11
3.   Coggan looked up indefinitely at Oak… 00:06:14
4.   Gabriel had his reasons for thinking the latter… 00:03:38
5.   Chapter 43 00:05:46
6.   She suddenly felt a longing desire to speak to some one… 00:06:54
7.   'Oh - h - h!' she said, and the silent room added length to her moan. 00:06:09
8.   So still he remained that he could be imagined… 00:06:29
9.   Chapter 44 00:04:10
10.   The fungi grew in all manner of positions from rotting leaves… 00:05:29
11.   Liddy vanished, and at the end of twenty minutes returned… 00:06:40
12.   Chapter 45 00:04:01
13.   Within were lying about stones of all sizes and designs… 00:06:17
14.   Chapter 46 00:02:31


Disc 10

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   The lower row of teeth was quite washed away… 00:06:05
2.   Sanguine by nature, Troy had a power of eluding grief… 00:05:54
3.   Not being able to read, think, or work, Bathsheba asked Liddy to stay… 00:04:25
4.   Chapter 47 00:06:53
5.   Chapter 48 00:06:36
6.   Being hardly in a condition to drive home as she had driven to town… 00:05:24
7.   Chapter 49 00:07:09
8.   To the eyes of the middle - aged, Bathsheba was perhaps… 00:05:25
9.   Chapter 50 00:06:23
10.   'That's the great ruffen pushing me!' screamed a woman… 00:06:12
11.   And now the mild autumn sun got lower… 00:05:32
12.   She looked so charming and fair that his cool mood… 00:06:27
13.   The largest refreshment booth in the fair… 00:04:57


Disc 11

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   'Excuse me, ma'am,' said Pennyways… 00:04:23
2.   Chapter 51 00:05:22
3.   'I, too, am very sorry,' she said, and then checked herself. 00:05:34
4.   Bathsheba was in a very peculiar state of mind… 00:04:08
5.   'Well, your want of love seems to me the one thing…' 00:04:11
6.   Chapter 52 00:04:07
7.   III: Boldwood was dressing also at this hour. 00:04:51
8.   IV: Troy was sitting in a corner of The White Hart tavern… 00:04:16
9.   V: 'How do I look to - night, Liddy' said Bathsheba… 00:05:31
10.   VII: 'How does this cover me' said Troy to Pennyways… 00:03:37
11.   Chapter 53 00:04:09
12.   'I hope to God she’ll come, or this night will be nothing but misery…' 00:05:55
13.   So the men entered the hall, which was the room selected… 00:04:34
14.   The trimmings of her dress, as they quivered against the light… 00:04:28
15.   'Do you know what they mean' the farmer asked Bathsheba… 00:03:13
16.   Nevertheless, she did not move. 00:02:50


Disc 12

  Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 54 00:05:55
2.   Mr. Aldritch drove at once back again up the hill to Bathsheba's 00:03:42
3.   Chapter 55 00:04:25
4.   These somewhat pathetic evidences… 00:05:51
5.   Chapter 56 00:06:27
6.   'And have they done it as you wished' said Oak. 00:04:21
7.   On examining her heart it appeared beyond measure strange… 00:04:48
8.   'I am not going to emigrate, you know…' 00:05:41
9.   Chapter 57 00:04:29
10.   'Liddy.' said Bathsheba, on going to bed that night… 00:02:50
11.   Repose had again incarnadined her cheeks… 00:04:07

Total Playing Time: 14:51:40






Author(s):
Hardy, Thomas

Reader(s):
Parker, Jamie

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0154

Barcode: 9781843798453

Distribution Note(s):

Currently available for streaming and download only. This recording will be issued on CDs at a later time.


Physical Release: 07/2014

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