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The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy

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With an essay by Robert Langbaum.'Here - I am waiting to know about this offer of mine. The woman is no good to me. Who'll have her?'In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2012

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Thomas Hardy (Author)

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840 and became an apprentice architect at the age of sixteen. He spent his twenties in London, where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great sour...

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