Mayor of Casterbridge, The

Keith Wilson, Thomas Hardy

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 27-03-2003

£7.99

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, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper.

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‘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

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Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 25 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 448