• The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 07-11-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Copyright Group
  • 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper.
Subtitled "A Story of a Man of Character", Hardy’s powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town.
©2010 De Agostini UK (P)2011 Talking Classics
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