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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1417646780 9781417646784 0553210246 9780553210248
OCLC Number: 521903050
Notes: "The text of the 1912 Wessex edition."
"A Bantam classic."
Description: 330 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: by Thomas Hardy.

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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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