Release date: 1 July 2013
An earthy tale of country loving in 1870s England; Bathsheba Everdene is that unusual combination—a beautiful young woman who is also mistress of her own farm. Proposals of marriage are not long in coming, but with her lack of experience in judging men, how can she possibly choose between the solid young shepherd Gabriel Oak, the dignified squire Farmer Boldwood, or the dashing sergeant of Hussars, Francis Troy?
Now with added explicit scenes of seduction, shameless pursuit, and solitary frustration, as we follow Bathsheba’s initiation into physical love.
by Pan Zador and Thomas Hardy
Wild and Wanton
Sensuality Level: Spicy
Pan Zador lives in Wales and Ireland, and Hardy’s Wessex countryside is well known to her from childhood holidays. Her first love is theatre— her second love is romance with a capital R!
Thomas Hardy [1839-1928], English poet and novelist, ran into difficulties with the stern Victorian morality of his editor when this book was first published in 1874 in serial form in an English newspaper. He was forced to censor his more daring romantic material; now, his new co-author hopes, the balance has been redressed.