The Mayor Of Casterbridge, By Thomas Hardy, Is Part Of The Barnes Noble Classicsseries, Which Offers Quality Editions At Affordable Prices To The Student And The General Reader, Including New Scholarship, Thoughtful Design, And Pages Of Carefully Crafted Extras Here Are Some Of The Remarkable Features Of Barnes Noble Classics New Introductions Commissioned From Today S Top Writers And ScholarsBiographies Of The AuthorsChronologies Of Contemporary Historical, Biographical, And Cultural EventsFootnotes And EndnotesSelective Discussions Of Imitations, Parodies, Poems, Books, Plays, Paintings, Operas, Statuary, And Films Inspired By The WorkComments By Other Famous AuthorsStudy Questions To Challenge The Reader S Viewpoints And ExpectationsBibliographies For Further ReadingIndices Glossaries, When AppropriateAll Editions Are Beautifully Designed And Are Printed To Superior Specifications Some Include Illustrations Of Historical Interest Barnes Noble Classics Pulls Together A Constellation Of Influences Biographical, Historical, And Literary To Enrich Each Reader S Understanding Of These Enduring Works Thomas Hardy S First Masterpiece, The Mayor Of Casterbridge Opens With A Scene Of Such Heartlessness And Cruelty That It Still Shocks Readers Today A Poor Workman Named Michael Henchard, In A Fit Of Drunken Rage, Sells His Wife And Baby Daughter To A Stranger At A Country Fair Stricken With Remorse, Henchard Forswears Alcohol And Works Hard To Become A Prosperous Businessman And The Respected Mayor Of Casterbridge But He Cannot Erase His Past His Wife Ultimately Returns To Offer Henchard The Choice Of Redemption Or A Further Descent Into His Own Self Destructive Nature A Dark, Complex Story, The Mayor Of Casterbridge Brims With Invention, Vitality, And Even Wit.Phillip Lopate, A Professor At Hofstra University In New York City, Is Best Known As An Essayist Bachelorhood, Against Joie De Vivre, Portrait Of My Body He Is The Editor Of The Anthology Art Of The Personal Essay And Has Written A Novel, The Rug Merchant, And A Book Of Poetry, The Daily Round.
A Pair of Blue Eyes in 1873 In the novel, Hardy chose to leave one of his protagonists, Knight, literally hanging off a cliff staring into the stony eyes of a trilobite embedded in the rock that has been dead for millions of years This became the archetypal and literal cliff hanger of Victorian prose Excerpted from
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- The Mayor of Casterbridge
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