The Mayor of Casterbridge (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By Thomas Hardy, J.I.M. Stewart (Introduction by)
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One of Hardy’s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as the mayor—finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy’s map of Wessex.

About the Author

J.I.M. Stewart (1906–1994) was the author of Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography; Character and Motive in Shakespeare and Eight Modern Writers, among other works.

Praise For…

“Hardy’s world is a world that can never disappear.” —Margaret Drabble

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375760068
ISBN-10: 0375760067
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: May 14th, 2002
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics