The Mayor of Casterbridge (Paperback)

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"The Mayor of Casterbridge," one of Thomas Hardy's most powerful novels, opens with a scene of shocking heartlessness. In a fit of drunken rage, Michael Henchard, an out-of-work laborer, sells his wife and baby daughter to a passing sailor. When the horror of what he has done dawns on him the next day, he determines to set his life on a different path, and through years of hard work and ambition rises to become the rich and respectable mayor of his town. Secret guilt continues to haunt this proud and brooding man, however, and when his wife and grown daughter return to Casterbridge, Henchard is set on the path to a dramatic confrontation with his own deeply flawed nature. Hardy's keen insight into the course of wayward lives and his instinctive feel for the beauty of the rural landscape come together in this unforgettable portrait of a tragic hero.


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“Hardy’s world is a world that can never disappear.” —Margaret Drabble

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345804013
ISBN-10: 0345804015
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics