The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy
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Overview

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

In Thomas Hardy's classic novel, an ambitious man discovers that the blind energies and defiant acts that brought him to power can also destroy him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788866611172
Publisher: Classic eBooks
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 651 KB

About the Author

Thomas Hardy trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published and followed by Under the Greenwood Tree, A Pair of Blue Eyes, and Far from the Madding Crowd. He also wrote many other novels, poems and short stories. Tess of the D'Urbervilles was published in 1891. His final novel was Jude the Obscure. Hardy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1920 and the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912. Thomas Hardy died January 11, 1928.

Date of Birth:

June 2, 1840

Date of Death:

January 11, 1928

Place of Birth:

Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England

Place of Death:

Max Gate, Dorchester, England

Education:

Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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Mayor of Casterbridge 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I saw the movie was an adeptation of Thomas Hardy's book "The Mayor of Casterbridge" I put a tape in my VCR and watched it and taped it at the same time because after having read so many of Thomas Hardy's books I knew it would be great. I've watched it again and again and invited my daughter to watch it. He was an exceptional writer for that period and I enjoy his books and I wish that they would do more of his work. I may have seen "Tess" a few years ago. I wish it would come out again. Maybe "The Movie Channel" will do it if its doable. Great movie and great books! "The Claim"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thomas Hardy was a great writer if for no other reason than his ability to show people at their best and worst in a manner that can make one cringe qt what people will do or say not only by their lips, but in their hearts. Great Book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book. And he is such a great writer. I really like the description. I loved it. It is wonderfully done.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad Scan Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this book is very poorly scanned. Pagination and printing is off. I love Thomas Hardy ¿ but this is not the way to read him. It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it. I guess you really do get what you pay for¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
with many typo's and odd characters randomly appearing within text. You get what you pay for. I'm going to delete this version and pay for one I hope has been typed more carefully.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I choose to read this book for an English project and was grateful I did. The author has your attention from the first 5 pages when the main character gets drunk and sells his wife at a fair.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thomas Hardy completely came out of nowhere and shocked me with this novel. It had been on my shelf for about half a year and this summer I read it. It only took about 4 days, and it was absolutely breathtaking. The contrast between the major characters, and the descriptions of the panoramic views were the perfect 1, 2 combo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was required to read this novel for Literature. It is does at some points become boring, and the ending is anti-climatic but the plot twists are entertaining. The premise is even intriguing that a guy sells his wife over a drunken bet!