Mayor of Casterbridge, The
Keith Wilson, Thomas Hardy
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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.
‘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
|Dimensions||25 × 129 × 198 mm|