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978-0-14-143978-5 / 0141439785

The Mayor of Casterbridge[ THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE ] By Hardy, Thomas ( Author )Apr-29-2003 Paperback

by Hardy, Thomas

Publisher:Penguin Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with an act of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks today. Michael Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser, gets drunk at a fair and for five guineas sells his wife and child to a sailor. When the horror of his act finally sets in, Henchard swears he will not touch alcohol for twenty-one years. Through hard work and acumen, he becomes rich, respected, and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. But eighteen years after his fateful oath, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, return to Casterbridge, and his fortunes steadily decline.

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