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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241347775
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

The Mayor of Casterbridge




A stunning clothbound edition of The Mayor of Casterbridge, a haunting study of guilt and lost love

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

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.

  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241347775
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

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