- Series: Bantam Classics
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Classics; Reissue edition (March 1, 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553210246
- ISBN-13: 978-0553210248
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 288 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,037,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (Bantam Classics) Reissue Edition
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“Hardy’s world is a world that can never disappear.” —Margaret Drabble
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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.
"From the Trade Paperback edition.
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This review is not in any way a descriptive review of the book's story line. However, there are hopes that your interest has been peeked and that you will give this book a complete reading. Also, there are DVD's of this story which can be accessed on Amazon. This writer watched a DVD initially and then read the book. After doing so I believe that reading the book first would be a better choice.
I enjoy Hardy's style as he makes a sweeping statement, and by deft strokes fine tunes the scene. Definitely a bittersweet story.