Read the book that inspired the film "Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness." ? Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy is a classic romance that is not to be missed. When a young shepherd falls in love, it takes many years for the woman of his dreams to recognize the man who has been by her side all along. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.