The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

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In a fit of drunken anger, Michael 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 and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper. Subtitled "A Story of a Man of Character", Hardy's powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 24mm | 209g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141197811
  • 9780141197814
  • 796,381