The Mayor of Casterbridge-9780141439785

The Mayor of Casterbridge

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by Hardy, Thomas | Fiction & related items
Published 27/03/2003 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 448 pages

'Hardy's is a world that can never disappear' Margaret DrabbleSubtitled 'A Story of a Man of Character', Hardy's powerful study of the heroic but deeply flawed Michael Henchard is an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town. Its events are set in motion when, in a fit of drunken anger, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success lurks the shameful secret of his past. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Keith Wilson