The mayor of Casterbridge

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From its astonishing opening scene, in which the drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country 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 builds 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 achieve 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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9780141439785
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9780553210248
9780553210255
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9781483055329
9781490611495
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author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
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From its astonishing opening scene, in which the drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country 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 builds 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 achieve 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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title_display The mayor of Casterbridge
title_full The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Mayor of Casterbridge [eAudio] / Thomas Hardy, The mayor of Casterbridge [classic] / Thomas Hardy, The mayor of Casterbridge [eAudio] / Thomas Hardy ; co-author, Mike Reeves ; director and co-author, Phil Viner ; producer, Jools Viner, The mayor of Casterbridge [sound recording] / [Thomas Hardy ; author, Mike Reeves ; director, Phil Viner ; producer, Jools Viner
title_short The mayor of Casterbridge
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