The mayor of Casterbridge

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Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds, but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey toward love.
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Grouping Title mayor of casterbridge
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auth_author2 Crowe, Ben., Murchie, Nick., Myers, Harry., Reeves, Mike., Sheldon, Coralyn., Sterlin, Jenny., Vance, Simon., Viner, Jools., Viner, Phil., Walker, Joan.
author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
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display_description One of Hardy's most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as the mayor—finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy's map of Wessex.
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title_display The mayor of Casterbridge
title_full The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Mayor of Casterbridge [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, The mayor of Casterbridge / Thomas Hardy, The mayor of Casterbridge / Thomas Hardy ; introduction by J.I.M. Stewart ; notes by Tess O'Toole, The mayor of Casterbridge / Thomas Hardy ; with an introduction by Craig Raine, The mayor of Casterbridge / by Thomas Hardy, The mayor of Casterbridge [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, The mayor of Casterbridge [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy ; co-author, Mike Reeves ; director and co-author, Phil Viner ; producer, Jools Viner
title_short The mayor of Casterbridge
topic_facet Atonement, Classic Literature, Criticism and interpretation, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Fiction (19th century), Hardy, Thomas, Historical Fiction, Literature, Mayors, Men, Psychology, Runaway husbands, Separation (Psychology), Social life and customs