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Mayor of Casterbridge (version 3)

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Mayor of Casterbridge (version 3) by Thomas Hardy is a captivating and tragic tale of a man's rise and fall in a small English town. The story follows Michael Henchard, a man who sells his wife and daughter while drunk, only to regret his actions and vow to change his ways.

As Henchard becomes the mayor of Casterbridge, he tries to make amends for his past mistakes but struggles to escape the consequences of his actions. He is a complex character, flawed yet sympathetic, and Hardy's portrayal of him is both realistic and haunting.

The novel is filled with rich descriptions of the English countryside and detailed characterizations that bring the story to life. Hardy's writing is elegant and evocative, drawing the reader into the world of Casterbridge and its inhabitants.

Overall, Mayor of Casterbridge (version 3) is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the consequences of our actions. It is a timeless classic that will stay with readers long after they have finished the last page.

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In a fit of drunkenness, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder at a country fair. He lives with regret and swears off drink, until his wife and daughter return eighteen years later, when he is now well-off and the Mayor of Casterbridge.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 5 reviews)

Reviewer: - January 4, 2021
Subject: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Interesting story a lot of turmoils, love triangle, sad ending..Good reader.
Reviewer: - December 27, 2020
Subject: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Interesting story, love triangle, a lot of turmoil but happy ending. Good reader.
Reviewer: - November 17, 2020
Subject: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Good story and good Reader by Bruce Pirie. Thomas Hardy described a character of a man (the old Mayor) who could not accept his lost/failure, he always fought between his bad and good intensions, but the bad ones that won most of the time. A lot of twists and turns There was love triangle in between. Sadly the old Mayor died alone.. triangle in between. Sadly the old Mayor died alone at the end.
Reviewer: - November 14, 2020
Subject: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thanks to the provider and the good Reader (Bruce Pirie). Good story.Such Mayor's character exists in our modern society. Man who could not accept his lost and envied the other who was sucessful. He struglled between his bad and good thoughts, but the bad ones that always won. He could be a good man if he wanted to. Something good happened to him but it was taken away due to his mistake. Sadly at the end he felt unwanted, outcasted and disrepectfull and died alone. Dramatic ending.
Reviewer: - May 10, 2020
What a rather sad story, so, beware!

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