Far from the Madding CrowdBooksDetails"The drab existence of people made vivid with the love of Gabriel and Bathsheba."--Arbookfind.com. Author Thomas HardyPages 475Publisher Harper & brothersPublished Date 1895ISBN TipsSJscotti_jo shared a tip "He's named perfectly, too: Gabriel Oak. He is solid, reliable, sheltering." tina_shanks shared a tip "Many talk about Mr. Darcy but give me the heart and steadfastness of Mr. any day. His love is true and unbending. He accepts Bathsheba as she is and who she becomes. He calls her out when she makes mistakes but is there when she needs him."