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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy; Agnes Miller Parker; Frank Swinnerton; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cruel joke at a country fair goes too far when a drunken laborer auctions off his wife and child to the highest bidder. So begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy's gripping tale of a man's rise and fall amid the natural beauty and human brutality of a rural English community. First published serially in 1886, the novel was an immediate success with critics, who praised its realism and poetic style. Rich in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Mayor of Casterbridge.
New York : Heritage Press, ©1964
(OCoLC)564403163
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Agnes Miller Parker; Frank Swinnerton; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 881234
Description: xvi, 317 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Life and death of the mayor of Casterbridge
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; illustrated with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker ; introduction by Frank Swinnerton.

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A cruel joke at a country fair goes too far when a drunken laborer auctions off his wife and child to the highest bidder. So begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy's gripping tale of a man's rise and fall amid the natural beauty and human brutality of a rural English community. First published serially in 1886, the novel was an immediate success with critics, who praised its realism and poetic style. Rich in descriptive powers and steeped in irony, this timeless tale offers a spellbinding portrayal of ambition, rivalry, revenge, and repentance. -- Publisher's description.

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