The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy (Author)
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A young hay-trusser named Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife, Susan. Spurred by alcohol, he decides to auction off his wife and baby daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, to a sailor, Mr. Newson, for five guineas. Once sober the next day, he is too late to recover his family. When he realises that his wife and daughter are gone, probably for good, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far.

Publication date
August 15, 2014
Publisher
Collection
Page count
298
ISBN
9781910343913
File size
865 KB