The Mayor of Casterbridge The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • 4.3 • 289 Ratings

Publisher Description

It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rustic England. A poor, disgruntled, drunken young man sells his wife and child to the highest bidder. When he awakens, sober, the next day he regrets his rash act and vows to give up drink and find his family and bring them home. Eventually he is forced to give up the search and move on with his life. He does this quite successfully until, nearly 20 years later, his past comes back to haunt him.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1886
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
474
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
322.5
KB

Customer Reviews

Prophet Amos ,

DAMAGED SOUL

Hardy writes well. He tends to provide many detailed descriptions of the scenery that can be excessive, but that is how he writes. He paints a great picture of Casterbride. It is quite a sad story of Michael Henchard but it has a few redeeming qualities as well.

shannen cornelius ,

Really good

One of the best books I've read!

Quelle03 ,

One epithet

... Simply spectacular literature.

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