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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, "The Life and Death of a Man of Character". 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. (Wikipedia) 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. (DebraLynn)

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, "The Life and Death of a Man of Character". 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. (Wikipedia) 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. (DebraLynn)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, "The Life and Death of a Man of Character". 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. (Wikipedia) 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. (DebraLynn)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 40m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:10