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The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Hardy, Thomas

The Mayor Of Casterbridge

Authors: Hardy, Thomas
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
BISAC/Subject: FIC004000
ISBN: 9781443420860, Related ISBNs: 1443420867, 9781443420860
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 432
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Late one night at a local fair, Michael Henchard, blinded by alcohol and foolish bravado, trades away his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor. Nineteen years later the two women return to Casterbridge and the now-sober Michael, who has gained power and influence in his role as the mayor, must confront his past. As his life begins to collapse, Henchard realizes that it is his treatment of others has been his greatest downfall. Burdened by guilt and stripped of his status and money, Henchard succumbs once again to drink.

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