The Mayor of Casterbridge - eBook
The Mayor of Casterbridge - eBook  -     By: Thomas Hardy
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781504034609
ISBN-13: 9781504034609

Publisher's Description

A captivating story of love and regret from the author of Tess of the D’Urbervilles and The Return of the Native

Young farm worker Michael Henchard arrives in Casterbridge, Wessex, with his wife and child, looking for a job. Instead, he finds rum. At the town fair, Henchard quarrels with his wife and drunkenly auctions her and his daughter to the assembled crowd. He sells his family to a sailor for five guineas, a monstrous crime that marks him for a lifetime of guilt and pain.
 
The next morning, Henchard swears off drink. Eighteen years later, he is the wealthy—and sober—mayor of Casterbridge, his terrible secret buried deep in the past. But when Henchard falls in love with a young woman on a trip to the island of Jersey, his inability to marry her threatens to destroy her reputation. The sudden return of his wife and daughter presents Henchard with a chance to finally make things right—or doom himself forever.
 
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Author Bio

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) gave up a career in architecture to devote himself to writing. He is now regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English literature. His best-remembered works, all set in the fictional county of Wessex, are Jude the ObscureTess of the D’UrbervillesThe Mayor of CasterbridgeThe Return of the Native, and Far from the Madding Crowd

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Praise for Thomas Hardy
"A powerful imagination, a profound and poetic genius, a gentle and humane soul." —Virginia Woolf
 
"This is the quality Hardy shares with the great writers. . . . This setting behind the small action the terrific action of unfathomed nature." —D. H. Lawrence
 

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