Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd

A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West.

Bathsheba Everdene is young, proud, and beautiful. She is an independent woman and can marry any man she chooses — if she chooses. In fact, she likes her independence, and she likes fighting her own battles in a man’s world.

But it is never wise to ignore the power of love. There are three men who would very much like to marry Bathsheba. When she falls in love with one of them, she soon wishes she had kept her independence. She learns that love brings misery, pain, and violent passions that can destroy lives . . .
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