The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Thomas Hardy

A merciless comic story at a rustic reasonable is going too a long way whilst a drunken laborer auctions off his spouse and baby to the top bidder.

Rich in descriptive powers and steeped in irony, Hardy's gripping story unfolds amid a rural English neighborhood. It deals a spellbinding portrayal of ambition, contention, revenge, and repentance.

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