One of the great novelists of British literature, Thomas Hardy caused quite a stir when this powerful novel was first published. Michael Henchard, down on his luck and drunk, sells his wife and child to a sailor for five guineas. As time goes by, Henchard becomes Mayor of Casterbridge—but he cannot escape the tragedy of his past.
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Yes. This book has a great storyline with many twists and turns. The story is completely absorbing from start to finish.
Michael Henchard (the Mayor). What an accurate representation of the duality of man. He is always at war with himself. A complex character, hated one minute, respected the next.
The Skimmington Rites. I felt as if I had been present at this awful event.
A Journey Into The Dual Nature Of Man
Jenny Sterlin did a fabulous job narrating this book. She brought the characters to life, especially Donald Farfray and Henchard. I'm looking forward to listening to more of her work.
This book was gripping, I loved it.