Far from the Madding Crowd | Study Guide

Thomas Hardy

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Far from the Madding Crowd | Characters

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Bathsheba Everdene Bathsheba Everdene is a single woman who owns and manages a farm. She is a young, beautiful, and independent woman. Read More
Gabriel Oak Gabriel Oak is a farmer whose loss of his flock leads to poverty. He is steady in temperament and resolute in his affection. Read More
Sergeant Francis Troy Sergeant Francis Troy is a 28-year-old soldier who is the first of the three men who propose to Bathsheba Everdene to succeed in winning her hand; he becomes her husband. Read More
William Boldwood William Boldwood owns the farm adjacent to Bathsheba Everdene's. He develops an unhealthy affection for Bathsheba. Read More
Fanny Robin Fanny Robin is a young servant of Bathsheba Everdene's who vanishes. She is a classic "fallen woman." Read More
Mr. Aldritch Mr. Aldritch is the surgeon summoned from Casterbridge when Troy is shot.
Cain Ball Cain is hired as assistant to Gabriel Oak in his shepherd duties for Bathsheba Everdene.
Mark Clark Mark is one of the locals who works on the farm, a man "some twenty years younger" than Jan Coggan.
Jan Coggan Jan Coggan is a middle-aged, unmarried, and observant man. He is a friend to Gabriel Oak and works for Bathsheba Everdene.
Henery Fray Henery Fray is "more than middle age" and speaks critically of Bathsheba Everdene repeatedly. He works for her.
Mrs. Hurst Mrs. Hurst is Bathsheba Everdene's aunt.
The Maltster The maltster, not given a proper name, is the great-grandfather of Liddy Smallbury and father of Jacob Smallbury.
Temperence Miller Temperence is a worker on Bathsheba Everdene's farm. She works with her sister Soberness.
Soberness Miller Soberness is a worker on Bathsheba Everdene's farm. She works with her sister Temperence.
Maryann Money Maryann is a servant of Bathsheba Everdene's within the house.
Matthew Moon Matthew is another of the locals who works for Bathsheba Everdene. He speaks critically of Bathsheba on more than one occasion.
Baily Pennyways Baily is the former bailiff for Bathsheba Everdene. He steals grain, and so gets fired.
Joseph Poorgrass Joseph, described early on as one of "the carters and waggoners," is shy and awkward. He speaks critically of Bathsheba Everdene repeatedly.
Andrew Randle Andrew is a stutterer who works for Bathsheba Everdene.
Sam Samway Sam is Boldwood's servant.
Billy Smallbury Billy is another of the locals who works on the farm; he is about 40 years old and is Jacob's son.
Jacob Smallbury Jacob is about 65, has one tooth, and is balding. He is Billy's father.
Liddy Smallbury Liddy is Bathsheba Everdene's servant and confidante. She is the great-granddaughter of the maltster, granddaughter of Jacob, and daughter of Billy.
Laban Tall Laban, often referred to as "Susan Tall's husband," is a dutiful young man who works for Bathsheba Everdene.
Susan Tall Susan is the wife of Laban Tall and an outspoken woman who is shrewish at times.
Parson Thirdly Parson Thirdly of Weatherbury is charged with the burial of Fanny Robin, seeing to the corpse of Sergeant Troy, and leading church services and choir.
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