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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesThe mayor of Casterbridge.
Statementedited with an introduction and notes by Vivian de Sola Pinto
SeriesThe Scholar"s library
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4750 M3 1947
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 421 p. ;
Number of Pages421
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26561147M

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Henchard's fortunes continue their decline while Farfrae's advance. When Henchard's successor as mayor dies suddenly, Farfrae becomes mayor. Henchard's ruin is almost completed when the "furmity woman" is arrested as a vagrant in Casterbridge and reveals the transaction two decades earlier when Henchard sold his wife. In a fit of drunken irritation, Michael Henchard, a young, unemployed hay-trusser, sells his wife Susan and his infant daughter Elizabeth-Jane to a sailor during a fair in the village of Weydon-Priors. Eighteen years later, Susan and Elizabeth-Jane return to seek him out but are told by the “furmity woman,” [ ]. Get this from a library! The life and death of the mayor of Casterbridge; a story of a man of character.. [Thomas Hardy] -- While drunk, the young Michael Henchard sells his wife. Repenting, he gives up drink and builds himself into a powerful man, but never manages to overcome his reckless and defiant nature. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Read this book on Questia. The Mayor of Casterbridge: The Life and Death of a Man of Character. Thomas Hardy was in the precisely central year of his long life when he began to write The Mayor of Casterbridge. Sprung of yeoman stock, he was born in in a tiny hamlet near Dorchester in the South of England. His father's trade of. The Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man Of Character by Hardy, Thomas.. Macmillan & Co., Ltd., First edition thus. Hardcover. Used; Good. Edition: First edition thus. No dust jacket. Printed date Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory # The Mayor of Casterbridge () is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, "The Life and Death of a Man of Character". It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rustic England. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy: An Appreciation The Mayor of Casterbridge remains a magnificent book, a highly finished work of novelistic art. As its full title, The Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character, indicates, the novel is concerned with the depiction of the ups and downs, rise and fall.