PC Mayor Of Casterbridge

Hardy, Thomas

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On a drunken impulse, Michael Henchard, a hay-trusser by trade, sells his wife Susan and their child to a sailor. Years later, Susan returns to Casterbridge a widow, to seek her legal husband who is, surprisingly, now the Mayor.

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‘Hardy’s is a world that can never disappear’ Margaret Drabble

Subtitled ‘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 326 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 25 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

393

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K