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Hardy's 1866 novel gets the red carpet treatment here. Like Broadview's recent edition of Dracula (Classic Returns, LJ 1/98), this includes a scholarly preface and introduction, a chronicle of Hardy's life, and several appendixes. All that for $9.95 makes this an absolute steal.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
“Of all the great Victorian novelists, Hardy is the one who consistently requires most annotation and careful contextual placing. The density of regional reference, the often complex composition, publication and reception histories, the author’s vexed relationship with his age―all call for tactful but learned editing. The noted Victorian scholar Norman Page supplies this admirably for Broadview Press’s Mayor of Casterbridge. This is the edition I shall use and prescribe in the future.” ― John Sutherland, University of London--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
Hardy is a master at creating pictures with words. The book is unsurpassed if one likes 'period' novels.Published 6 months ago by bette cosar
A classic from the Victorian age located in a fictitious English town. The Mayor is challenged to accept his fate. Read morePublished 7 months ago by MS
Wonderful human interest story for all times. Picture of every day life in an English small town.Published 17 months ago by Sally
there were no pictures!!! In my hard copy i have pictures but my kindle was showing me any. it was a good story thoughPublished on Jan. 20 2013 by Maryum
Everything starts off well, then goes down hill from there. This story is depressing but it does teach a lesson: that your past will eventually catch up to you. Read morePublished on March 15 2008 by Sam
Modern novels can be so pretentious, with their needless philosophizing and conscious experimentation with the language. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by vampsandtramps
Mayor of Casterbridge is a tale about a man named Michael Henchard and the mistakes he makes in life. It is really well written, Hardy has a skill for great storytelling. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004
I had to read this book for my honors English class. The book will seem like worthless description if you don't look up biographical notes on Thomas Hardy. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by K. Johnson