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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: [Ringwood, Vic.] : Claremont Classics, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Under the influence of rum furmity, Michael Henchard, a hay-trusser by trade, sells his wife Susan and their child Elizabeth-Jane to Newson, a sailor, for five guineas. Years later, Susan, now a widow, arrives in Casterbridge, with Elizabeth-Jane, to seek her legal husband. To their surprise, Henchard is now the Mayor of Casterbridge. The plot develops, and Fate contives for him to be punished for the recklessness  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0734301316 9780734301314
OCLC Number: 154772855
Description: 385 p. ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy.

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Under the influence of rum furmity, Michael Henchard, a hay-trusser by trade, sells his wife Susan and their child Elizabeth-Jane to Newson, a sailor, for five guineas. Years later, Susan, now a widow, arrives in Casterbridge, with Elizabeth-Jane, to seek her legal husband. To their surprise, Henchard is now the Mayor of Casterbridge. The plot develops, and Fate contives for him to be punished for the recklessness of his younger days._______________

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