The Mayor of Casterbridge
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BeschreibungThomas Hardy's first masterpiece, "The Mayor of Casterbridge" opens with a scene of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks readers today. A poor workman named Michael Henchard, in a fit of drunken rage, sells his wife and baby daughter to a stranger at a country fair. Stricken with remorse, Henchard forswears alcohol and works hard to become a prosperous businessman and the respected mayor of Casterbridge. But he cannot erase his past. His wife ultimately returns to offer Henchard the choice of redemption or a further descent into his own self-destructive nature. A dark, complex story, "The Mayor of Casterbridge" brims with invention, vitality, and even wit.
Untertitel: 'Barnes & Noble Classics'. Empfohlen ab 0 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BARNES & NOBLE
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten