The Life And Death Of The Mayor Of Casterbridge: A Story Of A Man Of Character (The New Wessex Thomas Hardy)

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An ambitious young man, Michael Henchard regards his wife and young daughter as nothing more than crushing burdens he must carry through life. One evening, in a drunken auction at a hiring fair, he sells them to a sailor for five guineas. The years pass. Henchard's fortunes prosper and he becomes the much-respected Mayor of Casterbridge. At the height of his success, however, his wife and daughter reappear, setting off a chain of events which undermine his power and reputation, bringing him finally to ruin and despair. Sub-titled 'A Story of a Man of Character', The Mayor of Casterbridge chronicles the life of one of Hardy's most powerful character-creations - 'a blundering Titan of a self-made man'.

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"Wonderful, comprehensive edition at reasonable cost to students. The chronology, maps, notes on text, and introduction by the talented Dale Kramer make this edition a great value for the money." --Bonnie W. Epstein, Plymouth State College

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A classically shaped story about the rise and fall of Michael Henchard, a man marked out for a complicated fate, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge, ' is an emblematic product of Hardy's fictional maturity - vigorous, forceful, and unclouded by illusions.

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