Sunday, July 26, 2009

Review of The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

This is the story of Michael Henchard , a man who in a drunken stupor sell his wife and daughter to a fisherman. Eighteen years later she comes backk and finds that he is a the Mayor of a town called Casterbridge. When she returens life begins to change for Michael. Why did she return? How does it affect him? You will have to read to find out.

This is an excellent novel and I look forward to read more by Mr. Hardy(I have already read Tess of D'Ubervilles). Mayor of Casterbridge is a great introduction to Hardy because it less dark than Tess of D'Urbervilles. His character development is very good he digs deep into the psyche of Mr. Henchard. I could easily say this is one of my favorite books.

1 comment:

Rebecca Reid said...

Poor wife! I'm intrigued, though. I want to know why.