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- DescriptionOne of Hardy s most powerful vels, 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 cant erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological vel 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.
- Author BiographyJ.I.M. Stewart (1906 1994) was the author of Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography; Character and Motive in Shakespeare and Eight Modern Writers, among other works.
- Author(s)Thomas Hardy
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication05/01/2002
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleModern Library
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintModern Library Inc
- Content Notemap
- Weight303 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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