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The mayor of Casterbridge : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticism

Author: Thomas Hardy; James K Robinson
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1977.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story about a headstrong man who rises to become the richest corn merchant and chief citizen in his town. Despite his great wealth and power, however, his past comes back to haunt him, his fortunes turn for the worst, and he ends up at the mercy of his arch rival.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; James K Robinson
ISBN: 0393044599 9780393044591 0393091740 9780393091748
OCLC Number: 2968772
Description: viii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
The Text of The Mayor of Casterbridge --
Preface --
The Mayor of Casterbridge --
A Note on the Text --
Backgrounds --
The Setting --
Map of the Wessex of Novels and Poems --
Key to Place Names in the Mayor of Casterbridge --
Map of Casterbridge and Durnover (circa 1848) --
Composition, Publication, Reception --
Christine Winfield: The Manuscript of Hardy's Mayor of Casterbridge --
Richard Little Purdy: [Publication of the Novel] --
Carl J. Weber: [Reception of the Novel] --
From Hardy' Autobiography: [On The Mayor of Casterbridge] --
Criticism --
Contemporary Critical Reception --
Critical Essays --
Joseph Warrn Beach: Movie --
Virginia Woolf: [Hardy's Impression of Life] --
Albert J. Guerard: [Henchard, Hardy's Lord Jim] --
Douglas Brown: [The Harsher Aspects of Agricultural Life] --
Julian Moynahan: The Mayor of Casterbridge and the Old Testament's First Book of Samuel : A Study of Some Literary Relationships --
Norman Friedman: [Henchard's Mixed Moral Character] --
John Holloway: Hardy's Major Fiction --
John Patterson: The Mayor of Casterbridge as Tragedy --
Fredrick R. Karl: The Mayor of Casterbridge: A New Fiction Defined --
Irving Howe: The Struggles of Men --
Charles K. Hofling: Thomas Hardy and the Mayor of Casterbridge --
J. Hillis Miller: [Nightmare of Frustrated Desire] --
Ian Gregor: A Man and His History: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1866) --
Selected Bibliography.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited by James K. Robinson.

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Tells the story about a headstrong man who rises to become the richest corn merchant and chief citizen in his town. Despite his great wealth and power, however, his past comes back to haunt him, his fortunes turn for the worst, and he ends up at the mercy of his arch rival.

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