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Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, classics, tiresome-dudes

Oh, man. I feel like I could write a dissertation on my experience of this book, but since we don't have all day here let me just say that it makes *such* a difference how you frame this book in your mind. A few chapters in, I started reading the heroine (young farmer Bathsheeba Everdeen) as a long-suffering Victorian lady who cannot for the life of her get free of tiresome self-important dudes, a la Women Having A Terrible Time At Parties In Western Art History:

hi hey
what are you doing over here all by yourself
i’m just
enjoying the view

but you’re facing the wrong way
you’re not facing the party
you can’t even see me talking to you
i know

But seriously, a good book, and a reasonably enjoyable read, if only because most of my thoughts were "O GOD BATHSHEEBA I FEEL U GIRL" and/or "Tiresome dudes: Ruining ladies' perfectly okay days since forever."

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Reading Progress

March 18, 2015 – Shelved
March 18, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 14, 2017 – Started Reading
Finished Reading
December 27, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction
December 27, 2017 – Shelved as: classics
December 27, 2017 – Shelved as: tiresome-dudes

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