Exploring Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd
Exploring Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd

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Exploring Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd

Introduction

In this free course, Exploring Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, you’ll explore one of the richest, most vivid novels in English, written in 1874. First you will discover something about Hardy’s life, and the importance to his writing of the region he grew up in, the South-West of England. You will then read one short chapter from Far From the Madding Crowd and find out about how Hardy uses narration, style and dialogue to create characters and a fictional world that readers can believe in. You will also find out about the important place of religion in Hardy’s work.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course A233 Telling stories – the novel and beyond [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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