I recently read 'Far from the Maddding Crowd' and decided to continue with my Hardy fascination. It's a long read, but worth every second. I got sad the closer I got to the end because I knew my time with Tess and Angel was ending. The landscape, the characters, they come alive in the story and I'll definitely revisit them in the future. I LOVED Tess' story and I can't get enough of Hardy's writing.