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Henchard’s financial difficulties casterbridve him that he should marry Lucetta quickly. Retrieved 4 November Basingstoke and New York, NY: El Alcalde de Casterbridge Narrativas modernas. Farfrae buys Henchard’s old business and tries to help Henchard by employing him as a journeyman.

When he catches the eye of Elizabeth-Jane, Henchard dismisses him and Farfrae sets himself up as an independent merchant. Retrieved 14 June The case of the wife-sale in the Mayor of Casterbridge”. The novel dde set in casterbrirge fictional town of Casterbridge, based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset. 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.

Tragedy or Social History? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Account Options Sign in. In Septemberhis first book as a full-time author, Far from the Madding Crowd, appeared serially.

El Alcalde de Casterbridge

Susan discovers that Henchard has become a very successful grain merchant and Mayor of Casterbridge, known for his staunch sobriety. Views Read Edit View history. Castwrbridge do this, however, he is forced to break an engagement with a woman named Lucetta, who had nursed him when he was ill. Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Wife selling. Oxford University Press, UK.


This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat My library Help Advanced Book Search. His house, Max Gate, was designed by Hardy, who also supervised its construction.

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After 21 years, Henchard’s vow of abstinence expires, and he starts drinking again. Thomas Hardy ‘s The Mayor of Casterbridge Alca,de Mayor of Casterbridge: Wikisource has original text related to this article: InHardy decided it was time to relinquish his architecture career and concentrate on writing full-time.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hardy started work on The Mayor of Casterbridge in the spring ofafter a three-year pause. Newson leaves in sorrow.

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Henchard, who has come to value her kindness to him in his impoverished state, is afraid of losing her companionship and tells Newson she is dead. However, on meeting Farfrae, she becomes attracted to him, and he to her. Lucetta is so devastated by the spectacle that she collapses, has a cssterbridge and dies.

It was issued with a small print run of only copies. His ashes are buried in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey.

The Mayor of Casterbridge First edition title page. El alcalde de Castfrbridge Thomas Hardy Limited preview – Hardy’s portrait of Henchard — depressive, black-tempered, self-destructive but also lovable as a child is lovable — she considered one of his strongest achievements. Henchard hires him as his corn factorrudely turning away a man named Jopp to whom he had already offered the job.


Lacking any means of support, Susan decides to seek out Henchard again, taking her daughter re her. Farfrae conducts himself with scrupulous honesty, but Henchard is so determined to ruin his rival that he makes risky business decisions that prove disastrous. Henchard takes a great liking to the man and persuades him not to emigrate. The Mayor of Casterbridge.

Lucetta asks Henchard to return her old love letters, and Henchard asks Jopp to take them to her. Later, regretting her coldness, she and Farfrae set out to find him.

Thomas Hardy’s Mayor of Casterbridge: El Alcalde de Casterbridge. They arrive too late, and learn that he has died alone. He vows never to touch liquor again for 21 years.

They also find his last written statement: Eventually discovering that he has been lied to, Newson returns, and Henchard disappears rather than endure a confrontation.

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.

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