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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1981.
Series: A Bantam classic
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Bantam classic edView 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
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0553210246 9780553210248
OCLC Number: 8545582
Notes: A Bantam classic.
"First published in 1886."
This is the text of the 1912 Wessex edition.
Description: 326 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: A Bantam classic
Responsibility: by Thomas Hardy.

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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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