Cover of: The Mayor of Casterbridge | Thomas Hardy

About the Book

In a fit of drunken anger, Michael 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 and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper. Subtitled 'A Story of a Man of Character', Hardy's powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town.

The Physical Object

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Mass Market Paperback

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Open Library
OL11072142M
Internet Archive
mayorofcasterbri00thom
ISBN 10
0671465775
Library Thing
7342
Goodreads
2392915
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