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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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • 125 x 140 x 23mm | 231g
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141804653
  • 9780141804651

About Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and wrote both poetry and novels, including The Mayor of Casterbridge, Far From the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure. He died in 1928.
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