The Mayor of Casterbridge (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

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The text of this edition is based on the Wessex Edition of 1912, which was revised and corrected by the author.

It has been collated with the Mellstock Edition of 1920, for which Hardy submitted final corrections.

"Backgrounds and Contexts" provides new and invaluable source material on Victorian Dorset and, in particular, Dorchester, Hardy’s native home and the town upon which Casterbridge is based.  Included are six of Hardy’s nonfiction writings, notably excerpts from his essay "The Dorsetshire Laboure" (1883), in which he frankly comments on the social changes he has witnessed in the county.  Hardy’s Wessex is further examined in an essay by Michael Millgate, by maps of Casterbridge and Wessex, and by a key to local place names.  Christine Winfield discusses the novel’s manuscript and its complicated history.

"Criticism" collects seventeen wide-ranging assessments of the novel--six new to the Second Edition--from both contemporary and modern critics, including Virginia Woolf, Albert J. Guerard, Julian Moynahan, John Paterson, Michael Millgate, Irving Howe, J. Hillis Miller, Ian Gregor, Elaine Showalter, George Levine, William Greenslade, H. M. Daleski, and Suzanne Keen.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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A novelist and a poet, Thomas Hardy is best known and loved for his evocative portraits of rural England described in his novels. The Mayor of Casterbridge is one such tale. Set in the 1840's, this powerful story of a man who cannot escape his past is now presented in a stunning dramatization, originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment. This exclusive production immediately engages listeners from the spectacular opening scene to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, transporting them back in time with a full-cast, authentic sound effects, and a stirring musical score.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Drunk on rum at a country fair, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor for five guineas. The next day, sober and overcome with guilt and remorse, he tries in vain to find them. Abandoning his search, he takes a vow of abstinence for twenty-one years and makes his way towards the town of Casterbridge.

Nineteen years later, Henchard's wife seeks him out in Casterbridge, where, as a flourishing corn trader, he has gained both wealth and the well-respected position of mayor. His family now restored to him, his happiness should be complete, but beneath the surface still smolders the same character flaws which combine with fate to bring about his degradation and ultimate ruin.

The Mayor of Casterbridge claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy's finest and most powerful novels. Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, this awesome drama of guilt and revenge introduces listeners to one of the greatest tragic heroes in fiction history.

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Book Description W.W. Norton & Company/Viva Books, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. This Second Edition of Thomas Hardy?s 1886 novel is again based on the Wessex Edition of 1912, which was revised and corrected by the author. It has been collated with the Mellstock Edition of 1920, for which Hardy submitted final corrections. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides invaluable source material on Victorian Dorset and, in particular, Dorchester, Hardy?s native home and the town upon which Casterbridge is based. Included are six of Hardy?s nonfiction writings, notably excerpts from his essay "The Dorsetshire Labourer" (1883), in which he frankly comments on the social changes he has witnessed in the county Hardy?s Wessex is further illuminated in an essay by Michael Millgate and by maps of Casterbridge and Wessex and a key to local place names. Christine Winfield discusses the novel?s manuscript and its complicated history "Criticism" collects seventeen wide-ranging assessments of the novel. The contemporary reviews are from The Athenaeum, George Saintsbury, Richard Holt Hutton, and William Dean Howells. Modem criticism includes interpretations?six of them new to the Second Edition?by Virginia Woolf, AlbertJ. Guerard, Julian Moynahan, John Paterson, Michael Millgate, Irving Howe, J. Hillis Miller, Ian Gregor, Elaine Showalter, George Levine, William Greenslade, H.M. Daleski, and Suzanne Keen. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. Contents: The Text of The Mayor of Casterbridge ? Preface ? The Mayor of Casterbridge ? Backgrounds and Contexts ? COMPOSITION ? Christine Winfield ? The Manuscript of Hardy?s Mayor of Casterbridge ? HARDY?S NONFICTIONAL WRITINGS ? From The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy ? [Dialect in the Novel] ? From The Dorsetshire Labourer ? From The Profitable Reading of Fiction ? From Candour in English Fiction ? From General Preface to the Novels and Poems ? HARDY?S WESSEX ? Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems ? Map of Casterbridge and Durnover (circa 1848) ? Place-Names in The Mayor of Casterbridge ? A Note on the Corn Laws ? Michael Millgate ? The Evolution of Wessex ? Criticism ? CONTEMPORARY RECEPTION ? From The Athenaeum ? [George Saintsbury] From The Saturday Review ? [Richard Holt Hutton] From The Spectator ? [William Dean Howells] From Harper?s New Monthly Magazine ? MODERN CRITICISM ? Virginia Woolf ? [Hardy?s Impression of Life] ? Albert J. Guerard ? [Henchard?s Self-Condemnation] ? Julian Moynahan The Mayor of Casterbridge and the Old Testament?s First Book of Samuel ? John Paterson ? The Mayor of Casterbridge as Tragedy ? Michael Miligate ? [The Role of Elizabeth-Jane] ? Irving Howe ? The Struggles of Men ? J. Hillis Miller ? [A Nightmare of Frustrated Desire] ? Ian Gregor ? A Man and His Histoty ? Elaine Showalter ? The Unmanning of the Mayor of Casterbridge ? George Levine ? [Reversing the Real] ? William Greenslade ? Degenerate Spaces ? H. M. Daleski ? [The Paradoxes of Love] ? Suzanne Keen ? [Narrative Annexes: Mixen Lane] ? Thomas Hardy: A Chronology ? Selected Bibliography Printed Pages: 480. Bookseller Inventory # 8705

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Book Description W.W. Norton & Company/Viva Books, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. This Second Edition of Thomas Hardyâs 1886 novel is again based on the Wessex Edition of 1912, which was revised and corrected by the author. It has been collated with the Mellstock Edition of 1920, for which Hardy submitted final corrections. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides invaluable source material on Victorian Dorset and, in particular, Dorchester, Hardyâs native home and the town upon which Casterbridge is based. Included are six of Hardyâs nonfiction writings, notably excerpts from his essay "The Dorsetshire Labourer" (1883), in which he frankly comments on the social changes he has witnessed in the county Hardyâs Wessex is further illuminated in an essay by Michael Millgate and by maps of Casterbridge and Wessex and a key to local place names. Christine Winfield discusses the novelâs manuscript and its complicated history "Criticism" collects seventeen wide-ranging assessments of the novel. The contemporary reviews are from The Athenaeum, George Saintsbury, Richard Holt Hutton, and William Dean Howells. Modem criticism includes interpretationsâ"six of them new to the Second Editionâ"by Virginia Woolf, AlbertJ. Guerard, Julian Moynahan, John Paterson, Michael Millgate, Irving Howe, J. Hillis Miller, Ian Gregor, Elaine Showalter, George Levine, William Greenslade, H.M. Daleski, and Suzanne Keen. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. Contents: The Text of The Mayor of Casterbridge ⢠Preface ⢠The Mayor of Casterbridge ⢠Backgrounds and Contexts ⢠COMPOSITION ⢠Christine Winfield ⢠The Manuscript of Hardyâs Mayor of Casterbridge ⢠HARDYâS NONFICTIONAL WRITINGS ⢠From The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy ⢠[Dialect in the Novel] ⢠From The Dorsetshire Labourer ⢠From The Profitable Reading of Fiction ⢠From Candour in English Fiction ⢠From General Preface to the Novels and Poems ⢠HARDYâS WESSEX ⢠Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems ⢠Map of Casterbridge and Durnover (circa 1848) ⢠Place-Names in The Mayor of Casterbridge ⢠A Note on the Corn Laws ⢠Michael Millgate ⢠The Evolution of Wessex ⢠Criticism ⢠CONTEMPORARY RECEPTION ⢠From The Athenaeum ⢠[George Saintsbury] From The Saturday Review ⢠[Richard Holt Hutton] From The Spectator ⢠[William Dean Howells] From Harperâs New Monthly Magazine ⢠MODERN CRITICISM ⢠Virginia Woolf ⢠[Hardyâs Impression of Life] ⢠Albert J. Guerard ⢠[Henchardâs Self-Condemnation] ⢠Julian Moynahan The Mayor of Casterbridge and the Old Testamentâs First Book of Samuel ⢠John Paterson ⢠The Mayor of Casterbridge as Tragedy ⢠Michael Miligate ⢠[The Role of Elizabeth-Jane] ⢠Irving Howe ⢠The Struggles of Men ⢠J. Hillis Miller ⢠[A Nightmare of Frustrated Desire] ⢠Ian Gregor ⢠A Man and His Histoty ⢠Elaine Showalter ⢠The Unmanning of the Mayor of Casterbridge ⢠George Levine ⢠[Reversing the Real] ⢠William Greenslade ⢠Degenerate Spaces ⢠H. M. Daleski ⢠[The Paradoxes of Love] ⢠Suzanne Keen ⢠[Narrative Annexes: Mixen Lane] ⢠Thomas Hardy: A Chronology ⢠Selected Bibliography Printed Pages: 480. Bookseller Inventory # 8705

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