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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy

Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds, but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey toward love.

Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds, but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey toward love.
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Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds, but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey toward love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

11h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:08