The Classics Club Spin Result

Classics Club

The spin number in The Classics Club Spin was announced yesterday. It’s number …


which for me is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. The rules of the Spin are that this is the book for me to read by 30 September, 2020.

My last Spin result was The Return of the Native, which I loved. So I am delighted this time to get another of Hardy’s books to read.

Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community. The first of his works set in the fictional county of Wessex, Hardy’s novel of swift passion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships.  (Goodreads)

Did you take part in the Classics Spin? What will you be reading?

13 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin Result

  1. Oh, I hope you’ll like this one, Margaret! To me it’s always interesting how many of those classics we mean to read, but don’t get to for a while. I like this meme as a way to give a nudge to do that reading.

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  2. My last two spin results were classic mysteries and short reads, which worked well for me. My #18 is The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake and the previous spin result was And Then There Were None by Christie.

    I will look forward to your review of the Thomas Hardy book. I read some of his books when I was in college and liked them, but remember little about them now.

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