Far from the Maddig Crowd
In this classic novel by Thomas Hardy, young farmer Gabriel Oak finds himself mesmerized by the beauty of Bathsheba Everdene. After meeting with her, he proposes, but she quickly denies it. She then moves, and due to mishaps on his farm, Oak follows her. He quickly gets a job at her farm, but is also quickly fired due to stating his love for her. However, he is rehired as Everdene needs him. At this time, Everdene writes a letter to a friend, but is convinced to write it to Boldwood, and asks him to marry her. Around this time, one of her servants, Fanny, ha disappeared and ha fallen in love with a soldier. The soldier soon meets Everdene, and he (named Troy) does not reveal his relationship with Fanny. Everdene is pushed into a marriage with him when she goes to visit him, though her intention was to end the relationship. Boldwood still loves her though. After the death of Fanny, who Everdene now suspects Troy's relationship with, Troy disappears and is missing. He later joins a circus, and is founded out by Boldwood, who hoped his disappearance would give Everdene to him. Boldwood kills Troy, but turns himself in to police. At this point, Oak confesses his love, but Everdene does so to him as well. The two are happily married. This was definitely a good book, but like many other classics, parts were difficult to comprehend.