Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Far From the Madding Crowd

Everyman edition that went back to the library today. I got up to Chapter 27 Hiving the Bees.
I adored the paper and the ribbon. I love ribbons in books. 

Hardy took the title from Thomas Gray's poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751).
Far From the madding crowd's ignoble strife
Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
"Madding" means "frenzied" here.

here is my copy that I will finish reading this wonderful story: 

Look here at the quote on beauty that I posted....now on a mug


podso said...

I do want to read it again it has been so many many years since high school required reading.

melissa said...

I'm encouraged to continue reading it too. Our middle daughter, Willa, saw it in the library bookstore, but a smaller trade paperback. I think I'll hold out on the copy you mention. A prettier read. :)