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Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character - Thomas Hardy, Ian Gregor, Bryn Caless
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[SR: 16931837], Paperback, [EAN: 9780312523268], St Martins Pr, St Martins Pr, Book, [PU: St Martins Pr], St Martins Pr, The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rural England. Hardy began writing the book in 1884 and wrote the last page on 17 April 1885. Within the book, he writes that the events took place "before the nineteenth century had reached one-third of its span". At a country fair near Casterbridge, Wessex, a young hay-trusser named Michael Henchard gets drunk on rum-laced furmity and argues with his wife, Susan. He decides to auction off his wife and baby daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, to a sailor, Mr. Newson, for five guineas. Sober the next day, he is too late to recover his family. When he realises that his wife and daughter are gone, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far (21). Eighteen years later, Henchard is now a successful grain merchant and Mayor of Casterbridge, known for his staunch sobriety. Henchard has avoided explaining the circumstances of the "loss" of his wife, allowing people to assume he is a widower...Elizabeth resurfaces again after Eighteen years....what happens next? Hardy presents a must read intriguing tale with well crafted characters. The influence of Hardy’s upbringing, religious background and architectural studies reflects all through the novel...Mayor of Casterbridege enacts all the passions, hates, love, and jealousies that rustic life seems to inspire... It tells a story of how the human condition is the struggle between man and man, and between man and his fate. It is a good read, 10399, Classics, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 16931837], Paperback, [EAN: 9780312523268], St Martins Pr, St Martins Pr, Book, [PU: St Martins Pr], St Martins Pr, The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rural England. Hardy began writing the book in 1884 and wrote the last page on 17 April 1885. Within the book, he writes that the events took place "before the nineteenth century had reached one-third of its span". At a country fair near Casterbridge, Wessex, a young hay-trusser named Michael Henchard gets drunk on rum-laced furmity and argues with his wife, Susan. He decides to auction off his wife and baby daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, to a sailor, Mr. Newson, for five guineas. Sober the next day, he is too late to recover his family. When he realises that his wife and daughter are gone, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far (21). Eighteen years later, Henchard is now a successful grain merchant and Mayor of Casterbridge, known for his staunch sobriety. Henchard has avoided explaining the circumstances of the "loss" of his wife, allowing people to assume he is a widower...Elizabeth resurfaces again after Eighteen years....what happens next? Hardy presents a must read intriguing tale with well crafted characters. The influence of Hardy’s upbringing, religious background and architectural studies reflects all through the novel...Mayor of Casterbridege enacts all the passions, hates, love, and jealousies that rustic life seems to inspire... It tells a story of how the human condition is the struggle between man and man, and between man and his fate. It is a good read, 10399, Classics, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character
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Thomas Hardy, Ian Gregor, Bryn Caless

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Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character

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Set in the heart of Wessex this tale tells of the economic rise and fall of Michael Henchard where his seedy past is set to haunt him as his wife and daughter re-appear and his financial and emotional fortunes are placed in jeopardy by the dogged resolution of his rival.

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ISBN (ISBN-10): 0312523262
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Publishing year: 1977
Publisher: Saint Martin's Paperbacks, New York, NY, U.S.A.

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