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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Thomas Hardy's first masterpiece, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a scene of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks readers today. A poor workman named Michael Henchard, in a fit of drunken rage, sells his wife and baby daughter to a stranger at a country fair. Stricken with remorse, Henchard forswears alcohol and works hard to become a prosperous businessman and the respected mayor of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0375760067 9780375760068
OCLC Number: 49760685
Description: xl, 366 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; introduction by J.I.M. Stewart ; notes by Tess O'Toole.
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Thomas Hardy's first masterpiece, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a scene of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks readers today. A poor workman named Michael Henchard, in a fit of drunken rage, sells his wife and baby daughter to a stranger at a country fair. Stricken with remorse, Henchard forswears alcohol and works hard to become a prosperous businessman and the respected mayor of Casterbridge. But he cannot erase his past. His wife ultimately returns to offer Henchard the choice of redemption or a further descent into his own self-destructive nature. A dark, complex story, The Mayor of Casterbridge brims with invention, vitality, and even wit.

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