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Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd
The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene—and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer and dashing soldier who vie for her favor—move through a beautifully realized late 19th-century countryside, still almost untouched by the encroachment of modern life. Fox Searchlight Pictures will release a movie version of Far from the Madding Crowd May 1st. Learn more
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: BlazeVOX Books (June 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935402463
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935402466
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Dermot Woods writes stories and draws comics in Brooklyn, NY, where he lives with his family. He edits the literary arts quarterly Action,Yes and organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast. He is a professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mara R. Lander on August 6, 2009
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This book is basically a look into the lives of a small community, but Woods presents that look through fun-house style glasses. It's experimental and magical while being undeniably familiar. The book goes to the wackiest imaginable places without ever letting go of this anchor of recognizable truth.
Anyway, i thought it was great. And there are super-kick pictures throughout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristen D. Iskandrian on August 14, 2009
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Creepy and beautiful. Surprising moments of incredible tenderness, shot through with humor, just as it should be. Woods's visual artwork enhances his written work by complicating it; in some cases nearly upending it. I love the effect of the illustrations on the stories, and vice versa. In some ways, this is a collection of ghost stories, but the ghosts are painfully human. An uncommonly good, unsettling book--and also a great display piece.
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John Dermot Woods lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. His debut novel is The Complete Collection of people, places & things. His stories and comics have appeared in many journals, including The Indiana Review, Hobart, American Letters & Commentary, Salt Hill, and 3rd Bed. His comic chapbook, The Remains, is forthcoming from Doublecross Press. He edits the arts quarterly Action,Yes and organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast. More information can be found at www.johndermotwoods.com.

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