Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is the brash and willfull center of Thomas Hardy’s FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD in theaters May 1 - a story that explores the independence that’s precious to her and the threat of losing her lifestyle to become a man’s wife.
Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003). American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation.
Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.