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Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), the central character in Far From the Madding Crowd, is swept off her feet by Francis Troy (Tom Sturridge), a dashing cavalry officer who dazzles her with his swordsmanship.

Romance in a different time

There's a death, a drowning, another death and a final reckoning. Lips quiver and a few tears are shed along the way. Far From the Madding Crowd is a costume drama, after all.
Jul 3, 2015 5:50 AM

VICTORIAN England was no place for a beautiful, headstrong and independent young woman - especially one in no particular hurry to get married.

Take the case of Bathsheba Everdene, the central character in Far From the Madding Crowd, a film based on Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel about rank (in