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The Mayor of Casterbridge (original 1886; edition 2008)

by Thomas Hardy, Elliot Perlman (Introduction)

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Title:The Mayor of Casterbridge
Authors:Thomas Hardy
Other authors:Elliot Perlman (Introduction)
Info:Signet Classics (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Collections:Finished 2012, 1001 books, Fiction, Your library
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The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (1886)

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I haven't been this angry at book characters for a long, long time. I guess that would mean that Hardy can write some fleshed out characters if they make one so angry.. ( )
  avalinah | Sep 11, 2016 |
I am really enjoying the work of Thomas Hardy. He paints such vivid pictures of rural life at this time. I find these stories page turners but not always uplifting. A touch of realism, I suppose. ( )
  HelenBaker | Mar 27, 2016 |
Required reading in a literature class and I relaly did like it. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
Couldn't get into it.
  MahanaU | Feb 26, 2016 |
Wow! is my **********(ten star) rating of this masterpiece! Thomas Hardy paints a portrait of words with nearly every sentence he writes, transposing the reader into the scene, all so effortlessly. This is the type of writing that turned me into such a voracious reader. One of my all-time favorites. ( )
  DVDWalsh | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Thomas Hardyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, WalterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caless, Brynsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gregor, IanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One evening of late summer, before the nineteenth century had reached one-third of its span, a young man and woman, the latter carrying a child, were approaching the large village of Weydon-Priors, in Upper Wessex, on foot.
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The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with an act of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks today. Michael Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser, gets drunk at a fair and for five guineas sells his wife and child to a sailor. When the horror of his act finally sets in, Henchard swears he will not touch alcohol for twenty-one years. Through hard work and acumen, he becomes rich, respected, and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. But eighteen years after his fateful oath, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, return to Casterbridge, and his fortunes steadily decline.

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On a drunken impulse, Michael Henchard, a hay-trusser by trade, sells his wife Susan and their child to a sailor. Years later, Susan returns to Casterbridge a widow, to seek her legal husband who is, surprisingly, now the Mayor.

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