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The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of Casterbridge
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451512307 (0451512308)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0 The Mayor of Casterbridge ★★★☆☆
I once knew an essentially selfish man who thought of everything, even the people he loved, in terms of what they could do for him. And when he didn’t benefit, he could be angry and resentful and hurtful. He knew better, and he often regretted it and apologized and resolved to do better, but he neve...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Mayor of Casterbridge
Damn, it looks like a half dozen or more pages were missing from Chapter 20 in the version I downloaded from Amazon. I wonder what else is missing? So, anyway, I downloaded a version from Gutenberg.org. I'm surprised that Amazon, who only just poach out-of-copyright stuff from other people, can't ev...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
3.0 The Mayor of Casterbridge; a depressing masterclass from Hardy
I read a little Hardy when I was at university but after reading Jude the Obscure and being completely depressed, I gave him up. I like real life, but he’s always so, well, downbeat. Now with the release of Far From the Madding Crowd and having seen the stylish BBC adaptation of Tess of the D’Urberv...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 The Mayor of Casterbridge
If Thomas Hardy's Wessex region was a real place the British government would probably have to nuke it as nothing but misery seems to go on there, as recounted in [b: Tess of the d'Urbervilles|32261|Tess of the D'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1358921541s/32261.jpg|3331021], ...
aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it
5.0 No Second Chances
This is a real roller-coaster ride. Following the mayor from his drunken decision to sell his wife and infant daughter, to his final act of desperation, is an engrossing tale of perfidy and happenstance. At its moral center is Elizabeth-Jane, the mayor's long lost daughter who bears a strong resembl...
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