The Mayor of Casterbridge - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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The Mayor of Casterbridge - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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'The woman is no good to me. Who'll have her?' Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife Susan and baby daughter. Eighteen years later Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey towards love. This edition is the only critically established text of the novel, based on a comprehensive study of the manuscript and Hardy's extensive revisions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199537037
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 19 mm

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“A slice of rural life.”

As part of an attempt to broaden my reading, I picked up this classic almost at random, and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Hardy tells the story of a simple farm labourer who sells his wife and goes on to become... More

Paperback edition
2nd April 2014
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“The Mayor of Casterbridge”

A beautiful story following one family from their lowest low to rebuilding their lives, the obstacles they face and consequences of their past actions.

Paperback edition
19th March 2011
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“Drama, excitement and intrigue”

When I began this book I have to admit that I didn't think the three words I'd be using to describe it would be drama, excitement and intrigue . In fact, I really had no intention of reading this book at all... More

Paperback edition
18th January 2012
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