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To a sailor Now she is Mayor of Casterbridge The Life Kindle looking for him again Why And what will happen when she finds him. Thomas Hardy was a genius I know that he wrote tragedies with characters crushed by fate or their own mistakes yet there were so many twists and turns in this novel that I held out hope until the very end He had me rooting for Michael Henchard the Mayor in spite of his difficult sometimes cruel temperament I was enthralled throughout

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The Mayor of Casterbridge The Life and Death of a Man of CharacterClassic British EnglishMichael Henchard of Casterbridge PDFEPUB #188 is a wealthy and respected man but The Mayor PDFEPUB or he. this is hardy's most perfectly constructed novel there are others that are appealing to me am i allowed to say that but this one is such a perfect cause and effect every action has a reaction kind of book that it should really be his most popular and successful instead of tess which by comparison is pure melodrama mayor is full of the trappings of melodrama convenient and inexplicable deaths characters long out of the picture returning at the least opportune times overheard conversations and love triangles and deathbed confessions and yet it is so much than that it is the long drawn out punishment of a man who makes an impulsive mistake tries to redeem himself and finds that when thomas hardy is writing your life it just isn't going to work out for you sorry this book has psychological insight than tess and henchard is a much complex and nuanced character than any found in tess' world tess' punishments result from her gender her innocence the hypocrisy of society and a mismanaged letter henchard is no ingenuenor is this like jude where a basically good but misguided man falls victim to circumstances michael henchard is an unlikeable character through and through but the fact that he tries to be a better man and even pulls it off for a while should be enough right even though he is arrogant and hot tempered even though he sold his wife and baby in a drunken impulse is he not even a candidate for redemption he regrets his mistakes and even though he continues to make his awareness of his character flaws should be enough to avoid his fate rightnope this is hardyland hardy doesn't take kindly to people trying to rise above their circumstances nor does he take kindly to people getting off scot free from their mistakes good intentions or not tess and angel pay jude and sue pay and michael henchard will payalong with the very hardy esue theme of stay put and be good this book is another shining example of hardy's facility with descriptive prose involving pastoral settings and the idea of progress and its effect on the working mancoincidences abound but always acting as an agent of fate which was hardy's god fate is capricious but determined and there is no escaping it is why i love thomas hardycome to my blog

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The Mayor of Casterbridge The Life and Death of a Man of Character Free download à 104 ç [Reading] ➹ The Mayor of Casterbridge The Life and Death of a Man of Character Author Thomas Hardy – Classic British EnglishMichael Henchard is a wealthy and respected mHas a terrible secret Twenty years ago when he was unemployed Mayor of Casterbridge PDFEPUB #231 and penniless he sold his wife. Ooof finally finished this trudge trudge trudge of a book and it isn’t even that long Maybe I’m getting feeble but Thomas Hardy’s manytentacled sentences and trillion 19th century rural slang words presented a north face of the Eiger challenge for my little brain – strange words like clane felloe furmety gaberlunzie twanking diment rantipole and comminatory and many many and sentences like this deep breath As the lively and sparkling emotions of her early married life cohered into an euable serenity the finer movements of her nature found scope in discovering to the narrow lived ones around her the secret as she had once learnt it of making limited opportunities endurable; by a species of microscopic treatment of those minute forms of satisfaction that offer themselves to everybody not in positive pain; which this handled have much of the same inspiriting effect upon life as wider interests cursorily embraced You like that one Heck I got another While life’s middle summer had set its hardening mark on the mother’s face her former spring like specialities were transferred so dexterously by Time to the second figure her child that the absence of certain facts within her mother’s knowledge from the girl’s mind would have seemed for the moment to one reflecting on those facts to be a curious imperfection in Nature’s powers of continuityYeah time to lie down for 20 minutes I guess I got what I thought I was going to get with this book – an intricate tale of the playing out of the intertwined fates of four characters who marry each other lie about their origins to each other lie about each others’ origins to each other don’t marry each other have the hots for each other love each other hate each other betray each other turn the tables on each other and in general bamboozlerize each other until the poor reader’s head is spinning The plot is as constricted and convoluted as a box of pythons; it’s like a Coen Brothers movie like Blood Simple or Burn After Reading It’s a lethal uadrille The sexual politics of this unlikely tale are just weird The young around 21 I guess Michael Henchard auctions off his wife in the first famous scene and then lives as a bachelor for the next 18 years He explains Being something of a woman hater I have found it no hardship to keep mostly at a distance from the sex The next big emotional entanglement he makes after 18 years of celibacy is with a man An entrancing young Scotsman to be precise we could be thinking maybe Ewan McGregor in Shallow Grave or David Tennant as Doctor Who Henchard by now hizzoner The Mayor of Casterbridge practically falls in love with this guy Then suddenly back comes the wife he sold with daughter in tow and the merry dance begins Swing your partners one two three Reading this Hardy novel was like watching an old mournful elephant skilfully pick up three peas and juggle them expertly with his one enormous trunk and then turn round and plod massively back into the trackless jungle smashing bamboo plants and ripping creepers apart as he went one large tear trickling down his cheek