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The Mayor of CasterbridgeHay trusser Henchard sells his wife while drunk at a fair near Casterbridge, but regrets it, swears he won't touch booze for another 21 years and recreates himself as a successful corn merchant and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. Then his sold wife reappears together with her lovely daughter Elizabeth Jane, and his life gets more complicated. At the same time, Donald Farfrae, a clever Scotch corn merchant also pops up, and for Henchard, the only way to go is down...
by Thomas Hardy
Score: 8
Published: tbc
Read: February 26th 2002

Comments


John said

Smashing. But not as good as Far From the Madding Crowd, I didn't think. Although I appear to have given them both an 8.

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