The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy audiobook

The Mayor of Casterbridge

By Thomas Hardy
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Naxos

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094016375

  • ISBN: 9781094016368

  • ISBN: 9781094016382

Runtime: 12.33 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town. But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future.

One of the greatest novels in the English language, The Mayor of Casterbridge sees Thomas Hardy at his best, bringing landscape and richly imagined characters to life and setting the hope of love against the forces of Providence.

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Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 12.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English