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The Mayor of Casterbridge

(1886)
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In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Hardy's powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the backdrop of a close-knit Dorset town.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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