The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge


Editor/introduction:
Notes by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$10.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141439785
  • 448 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with an act of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks today. Michael Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser, gets drunk at a fair and for five guineas sells his wife and child to a sailor. When the horror of his act finally sets in, Henchard swears he will not touch alcohol for twenty-one years. Through hard work and acumen, he becomes rich, respected, and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. But eighteen years after his fateful oath, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, return to Casterbridge, and his fortunes steadily decline.
The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy, Editor/introduction: Keith Wilson, Notes by: Keith Wilson

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