Drunk and bitter at the world, the young Michael Henchard sells his wife to a sailor at Weydon Priors fair.
The next morning he vows to give up drink and mend his terrible ways.
Twenty years later he is mayor of Casterbridge, a rich and important figure who little suspects the past is about to rear up and attack him.
The Mayor of Casterbridge is a masterpiece of Victorian literature, bringing the classical forms of tragedy into the modern world with striking force, showing a proud and noble man overwhelmed by his past and the forces of fate.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 426 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/09/2003
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781904633112