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Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Wife selling. Henchard’s credit collapses and he goes bankrupt. Account Options Sign in.

alcxlde Henchard hires him as his corn factorrudely turning away a man named Jopp to whom he had already offered the job.

In her biography of Thomas Hardy, the author Claire Tomalin called the book a ‘masterpiece’, a deeply imagined dramatic and poetic work, with a narrative on a grand scale and paced with extraordinary moments.

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They also find his last written statement: In the opening sentence of the novel, Hardy writes that the events took place “before the nineteenth century had reached one-third of its span”. Thomas Hardy’s Mayor of Casterbridge: Farfrae is extremely successful in the role, and increasingly outshines his employer.

Views Read Edit View history. Tragedy or Social History? To do this, however, he is forced to break an engagement with a woman named Lucetta, who had nursed him when he was ill.

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El Alcalde de Casterbridge. But she is in love with Farfrae, and they run away one weekend to get married, not telling Henchard until after the fact. When he catches the eye of Elizabeth-Jane, Henchard vasterbridge him and Farfrae sets himself up as an independent merchant.

One of Hardy’s Wessex novelsit is set in a fictional rural England with Casterbridge standing in for Dorchester in Dorset where the author spent his youth. He also began writing poetry. Hardy’s portrait of Henchard — alcaldd, black-tempered, self-destructive but also lovable as a child is lovable — she considered one of his strongest achievements. When the couple are reunited, Henchard proposes remarrying Susan after a sham courtship, as this is the simplest and most discreet way to remedy matters and prevent Elizabeth-Jane learning of their disgrace.

His house, Max Gate, was designed by Hardy, who also supervised its construction. Alcakde other projects Wikimedia Commons. After 21 years, Henchard’s vow of abstinence expires, and he starts drinking again.

The novel is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge, based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset. Henchard’s financial difficulties persuade him that he should marry Lucetta quickly. InHardy decided it was time to relinquish his architecture career and concentrate on writing full-time. The novel is considered to be one of Hardy’s masterpieces, although it has been criticised for incorporating too many incidents: The Mayor of Casterbridge First edition title page.

El Alcalde de Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy ‘s The Mayor of Casterbridge At a country fair near Casterbridge in Wessex Michael Henchard, a year-old hay-trusser, argues with his wife Susan. The Mayor of Casterbridge: Hardy himself felt that in his efforts to get an incident into almost every weekly instalment he had added events to the narrative somewhat too freely, resulting in over-elaboration.

Jopp, who still bears a grudge for having been cheated out of the position of factor, opens the letters and reads them out loud at an inn. Lucetta is so devastated by the spectacle that she collapses, has a miscarriage and dies. After publishing more than two dozen novels, one of the last being Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Hardy returned to writing poetry–his first love. First edition title page. Retrieved 14 June The literary critic Dale Kramer saw casterbrridge as being set somewhat later — in the late s, corresponding to Hardy’s youth in Dorchester.

It was issued with a small print run of only copies.