The Mayor of Casterbridge

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Macmillan Collector's Library

Publication date: 01.09.2003
ISBN: 9781904633112
Number of pages: 426

Synopsis

Drunk and bitter at the world, the young Michael Henchard sells his wife to a sailor at Weydon Priors fair. The next morning he vows to give up drink and mend his terrible ways. Twenty years later he is mayor of Casterbridge, a rich and important figure who little suspects the past is about to rear up and attack him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a masterpiece of Victorian literature, bringing the classical forms of tragedy into the modern world with striking force, showing a proud and noble man overwhelmed by his past and the forces of fate.

With an Afterword by Peter Harness.