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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Written by Thomas Hardy

Part of the Collins Classics Series

The Mayor of Casterbridge Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `The movements of his mind seemed to tend to the thought that some power was working against him.' When Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser gets drunk and sells his wife at a country fair, his life will never be the same. Eighteen years later, his wife and daughter return to Casterbridge to find that Henchard has become Mayor. Although he's spent most of his life attempting to repent for his actions, he remains a rash and impetuous man. Hardy portrays Henchard as a tragic hero, searching for love and acceptance from the community around him, posing the overarching question of whether we shape our own fate, or whether life deals us an inevitable hand.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007902118
Publication date: 1st October 2011
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages

About Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most significant novelists and poets of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His novels include `Far from the Madding Crowd', `The Mayor of Casterbridge', `Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and `Jude the Obscure'.

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