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The Mayor of Casterbridge
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transaction Pub Large Print
Publication date December 1, 1998
Pages 417
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781560005186
ISBN-10 1560005181
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $45.95
Other format details large print
Summaries and Reviews
Tragic consequences result from Michael Herchard's impetuous sale of his wife and daughter description: Product Description:

Like most of Hardy's novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge is a powerful and harsh study of characters defeated in their struggle with the physical and social environment, victims of their own impulses as well as capricious chance. While drunk, unemployed Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair to a sailor. His remorse leads him to forsake drinking and embark on a fruitless 18-year search for his family. When a reunion at last occurs, it is marked by deception and tragedy.

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