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From its spectacular opening-the astonishing scene in which drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor at a county fair-to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, "The Mayor of Casterbridge "claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy's finest and most powerful novels.
Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story build into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power-only to suffer a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, "Hardy's Lord Jim...his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heroes in all fiction.
Title: The Mayor of Casterbridge (Bantam Classics)
Categories: Literature Mass Market,
Publisher: Bantam Classics: June 1994
ISBN Number: 0553210246
ISBN Number 13: 9780553210248
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 0.36 Item
Seller ID: 297306
Description: Hardy,Thomas Mayor Of Casterbridge Edge and corner wear. Creases to cover. Creases to spine. Tanning to pages. Pages still readable and tight. All U.S. orders shipped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.