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
- Download the free ebook from Project Guterberg
- Download the free audiobook from Librivox
- The Mayor of Casterbridge Discussion questions
- Classics Made Modern Book Discussion Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (11 slides) – Get more out of your experience with a quick overview including: author bio, historical context, memorable characters, the critics’ take, and quotes
- Discuss the book at the Goodreads Classic Made Modern eBooks Discussion or in the comments below.
Classics Made Modern eBook Discussion Group
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