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  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439785
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $17.99

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.

  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439785
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $17.99

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