Read and discuss The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (1886) opens with a shocking act: a man sells his wife and child at a country fair in rustic England. In time, the man becomes successful and respected, but his shameful past makes this a tragic novel.

Discuss at the library on Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.

“”Character is Fate, said Novalis, and Farfrae’s character was just the reverse of Henchard’s, who might not inaptly be described as Faust has been described—as a vehement gloomy being who had quitted the ways of vulgar men without light to guide him on a better way.”
–From The Mayor of Casterbridge

 The Mayor of Casterbridge Book Discussion Resources

Classics Made Modern eBook Discussion Group

The Classics Made Modern eBook Discussion encourages participants to read and discuss free ebook editions of classic literature and meet to discuss and enrich their experience.

YES! You can still read the traditional book. Request a book, large print, audiobook or movie version at Classics are more fun when you read them with friends! Discussions prepared and led by Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.

  • alton

    when i download for mayor of casterbridge i still get question for alice in wonderland questions
    maybe iam to early sorry

  • Lissa Staley

    Thank you, sir! I got it updated, my mistake!