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The Mayor of Casterbridge - Norton Critical Editions (Paperback)
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The Mayor of Casterbridge - Norton Critical Editions (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 29/11/2000
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It has been collated with the Mellstock Edition of 1920, for which Hardy submitted final corrections.

"Backgrounds and Contexts" provides new and invaluable source material on Victorian Dorset and, in particular, Dorchester, Hardy's native home and the town upon which Casterbridge is based. Included are six of Hardy's nonfiction writings, notably excerpts from his essay "The Dorsetshire Laboure" (1883), in which he frankly comments on the social changes he has witnessed in the county. Hardy's Wessex is further examined in an essay by Michael Millgate, by maps of Casterbridge and Wessex, and by a key to local place names. Christine Winfield discusses the novel's manuscript and its complicated history.

"Criticism" collects seventeen wide-ranging assessments of the novel--six new to the Second Edition--from both contemporary and modern critics, including Virginia Woolf, Albert J. Guerard, Julian Moynahan, John Paterson, Michael Millgate, Irving Howe, J. Hillis Miller, Ian Gregor, Elaine Showalter, George Levine, William Greenslade, H. M. Daleski, and Suzanne Keen.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393974980
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 448 g
Dimensions: 213 x 130 x 25 mm
Edition: Second Edition

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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

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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.

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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

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