the madness of crowds

4

“My name is Gabriel Oak.”
“And mine isn’t. You seem fond of yours in speaking it so decisively, Gabriel Oak.”
“You see, it is the only one I shall ever have, and I must make the most of it.”
“I always think mine sounds odd and disagreeable.”

       […] By making inquiries he found that the girl’s name was Bathsheba Everdene, and that the cow would go dry in about seven days. He dreaded the eighth day.
                                                                             Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

XIX’s English Novels Zodiac Signs

Aries - Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
Taurus -  Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Gemini - Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Cancer - Dracula - Bram Stoker
Leo - The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Virgo -  North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Libra - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Scorpio - Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland
Sagittarius - Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Capricorn - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Aquarius -  Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Pisces - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll