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The Mayor of Casterbridge is, from beginning to end, the story of Michael Henchard, a skilled farm laborer who, in a drunken rage, sells his young wife, along with their infant child, to a passing sailor. Most of the novel takes place eighteen to twenty years after this event. When the sailor is reported lost at sea, the cast-off wife and now-grown daughter set out to find Michael, who has become an affluent businessman and the mayor of Casterbridge. Michael?s success is temporary, though, as circumstances and his own weaknesses of character combine to bring about his downfall in spite of his attempts to right the wrong he committed years before. Far from the Madding Crowd takes place in the village of Weatherbury ? unsophisticated compared to the modern city ? where the central character Bathsheba Everdene is loved by three men: the shepherd Gabriel Oak, Farmer Boldwood and Sergeant Troy. She marries the last of these three first, but each represents a different form of love. Troy is selfish and allows Fanny Robin to die in a workhouse after a misunderstanding, and at the same time becomes involved with Bathsheba. But he treats her cruelly. The story tells of Bathsheba?s life as Troy returns, and is shot by Boldwood, who is then pronounced insane. Gabriel?s simple and devoted love is finally appreciated. Tess is the daughter of the poor John Durbeyfield who learns from the village parson that his family is related to ancient nobility, being the last of the D?Urbervilles. In trying to make use of this connection, Joan ? John?s wife ? suggests that Tess pursue the son of the local family of Mrs D?Urberville. As it turns out, Mrs D?Urberville had merely taken the name for convenience, but Tess becomes involved with her son Alec. Printed Pages: 915. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 49397
Titel: The Mayor of Casterbridge Far from the ...
Verlag: Indialog Publisher
Buchbeschreibung Guild Publishing, London, 1988. 8°, 1122 S., fester Einband mit OU., OU. leicht beschädigt, Name auf der Innenseite des vorderen Einbanddeckels, Stempel auf dem Vorsatz. Artikel-Nr. 14964
Buchbeschreibung London. Octopus Books Limited 1982., 1982. Buchzustand: 0. Gr-8vo. 735 S. Goldgeprägter OKstLdr.-Einband mit allseitigem Goldschnitt. Minimale Gebrauchsspuren, neuwertig wirkendes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1. Artikel-Nr. 11607CB