Far From A Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy tells the story of a farmer named Gabriel Oak who falls in love with a headstrong, independent woman named Bathsheba Everdene. Bathsheba also has other suitors but refuses to marry because she wishes to remain independent. Eventually, however, she meets a soldier named Troy whom she falls in love with. Bathsheba and Troy marry in secret but their marriage is not a happy one.
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