The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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From its astonishing opening scene in which the drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, The Mayor of Casterbridge claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy's finest and most powerful novels. Rooted in an actual case of wife selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story builds into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power, only to achieve a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, "Hardy's Lord Jim...his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heroes in all fiction."
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781455114382
1455114383
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 04 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Garelick, Pamela
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Feb 16, 2015

A great Hardy book...couldn't stand the voice reading & felt it should have been a male reader. Years ago BBC made this with Alan Bates & it was excellent.

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