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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A classically shaped story about the rise and fall of Michael Henchard, a man marked out for a complicated fate, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge, ' is an emblematic product of Hardy's fictional maturity - vigorous, forceful, and unclouded by illusions.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0140051031I3N00
Descrizione libro Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1978. Paperback. First Edition, unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; there is a crease top to bottom near the outside edge of the front panel; binding square and secure; text clean. Despite the fact that there are several flaws, this book remains structurally sound and tightly bound: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 438pp. (Penguin Classics). First Edition, unstated. Mass Market Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 42796
Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0140051031 Some creasing, else very good. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Codice libro della libreria BING7457395
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97801400510324.0