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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York : Bantam Classic, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hardy's novel begins with the famous scene in which Michael Henchard, a young farmer, gets drunk at a village fair and sells his wife and baby daughter to a passing sailor for five guineas. The consequences of this impulsive act are regrettable and far-reaching, and culminate in Henchard's ruin and his death in obscurity as a lonely old man. Henchard is similar to the heroes of Greek tragedies who destroy themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Young adult works
Young adult fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 9780553210248 0553210246 9780451527356 0451527356
OCLC Number: 777996847
Description: 330 p. ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: by Thomas Hardy ; introduction by Joyce Kilmer.

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Hardy's novel begins with the famous scene in which Michael Henchard, a young farmer, gets drunk at a village fair and sells his wife and baby daughter to a passing sailor for five guineas. The consequences of this impulsive act are regrettable and far-reaching, and culminate in Henchard's ruin and his death in obscurity as a lonely old man. Henchard is similar to the heroes of Greek tragedies who destroy themselves through weaknesses in their own character.

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