The Mayor of Casterbridge : The Life and Death of a Man of Character-9780141439785

The Mayor of Casterbridge : The Life and Death of a Man of Character

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Author: Hardy, Thomas, Wilson, Keith, Wilson, Keith, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Classics, Series: N/A, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 27/03/2003, Pagination: 448 pages, chronology, notes, maps, glossary, illustrations, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication:

19.8 cm H | 12.9 cm W | 2.5 cm T | 326 g Wt

'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