far from the madding crowd


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far from the madding crowd

In a calm and private or isolated place. This phrase comes from Thomas Gray's 1751 poem "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." Having to go to big events like this always make me long to be far from the madding crowd.
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far from the madding crowd

in a quiet, restful place. (From Thomas Gray's poem, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.") Julia sat daydreaming at her desk, wishing she were far from the madding crowd. Jane: Where shall we go this weekend? Alan: Anywhere, as long as it's far from the madding crowd.
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far from the madding crowd

secluded or removed from public notice.
The phrase was originally used in Thomas Gray's ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ ( 1751 ). It is now better known as the title of one of Thomas Hardy's novels.
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1 Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, (London: Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1963), 228
Last season Birmingham presented three world premieres: Bintley's Far from the Madding Crowd, his new production of Carmina Burana, and a work set to Mozart's Mass in C Minor, created by eleven company choreographers.
Published in 1874, Far From The Madding Crowd centres around Bathsheba Everdine, who inherits her uncle's estate and determines to run it herself.
Far From The Madding Crowd (Cert 12, 119 mins, Twentieth Century Fox, romance/drama, also available to buy on DVD PS19.
Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene and Tom Sturridge as Sergeant Troy in Far From The Madding Crowd
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THOMAS Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd is one of the most romantic and heartbreaking novels ever penned.
Rating FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (12A) THE film opens in 1870 with Bathsheba (Carey Mulligan) living with her aunt Mrs Hurst on the adjacent property to handsome sheep farmer, Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts).
ARECENT re-release of John Schlesinger's 1967 version of Far From The Madding Crowd provided a timely reminder of the raw emotional power of Thomas Hardy's late 19th-century novel and Julie Christie's luminous portrayal of spirited heroine Bathsheba Everdene.
Tamara Drewe puts a joyful and sometimes darkly humorous spin on Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd, with Arterton's sexy heroine invariably at the centre of the bedhopping and intrigue.
Other big film roles included Lara in Dr Zhivago and Bathsheba in Far From the Madding Crowd.
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FAR from the madding crowd is where you will find Charlie Brooks today.
but the English county of Wessex in Far from the Madding Crowd, David Bintley's adaption of Thomas Hardy's novel for the Birmingham Royal Ballet (Birmingham Hippodrome, February 22-March 2, 1996).