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The Mayor of Casterbridge

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From its spectacular opening–the astonishing scene in which drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor at a county fair–to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, The Mayor of Casterbridge claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy’s finest and most powerful novels.

Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story build into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power–only to suffer a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, “Hardy’s Lord Jim…his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heroes in all fiction.

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Tragic consequences result from a drunken Michael Herchard's impetuous sale of his wife and daughter to a passing sailor at a country fair. Reissue.

Synopsis:

One of Hardy’s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as the mayor—finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy’s map of Wessex.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

J.I.M. Stewart (1906–1994) was the author of Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography; Character and Motive in Shakespeare and Eight Modern Writers, among other works.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553902136
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Author:
Thomas, Hardy
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Hardy, thomas, 1840-1928
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19810301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
330

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"Synopsis" by , Tragic consequences result from a drunken Michael Herchard's impetuous sale of his wife and daughter to a passing sailor at a country fair. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , One of Hardy’s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as the mayor—finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy’s map of Wessex.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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