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Mayor of Casterbridge, The (version 2)

By Hardy, Thomas

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Title: Mayor of Casterbridge, The (version 2)  
Author: Hardy, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction, Literature
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Mayor of Casterbridge, The (version 2)
Historic
Publication Date:
1886
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural and small-town England in the mid-1800s. In the original subtitle, Hardy called this the story of a man of character, and the central character, Michael Henchard, is one of English fiction's greatest creations. Henchard is deeply developed as a realistic character, but also larger-than-life in the manner of a Greek or Shakespearean tragic hero — huge in his determination and huge in his failings. The novel deals with the struggles between individual will, the hold of the past, and the relentless control of circumstances in a changing society. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)

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Fiction, Literature, Tragedy

 

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