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When he catches the eye of Elizabeth-Jane, Henchard dismisses him and Farfrae sets himself up as an independent merchant. Thomas Hardy’s Mayor of Casterbridge: InHardy decided it was time to relinquish his architecture career and concentrate on writing full-time. 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.

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Eventually discovering that he has been lied to, Newson castebridge, and Henchard disappears rather than endure a confrontation. It was first published as a weekly serialisation from January His house, Max Gate, was designed by Hardy, who also supervised its construction. They arrive too late, and learn that he has died alone. But she is in love with Farfrae, and they run away one weekend to get married, not telling Henchard until after the fact. Two years later, while still working in the architecture field, Hardy wrote the unpublished novel The Poor Man and the Lady.

The novel is considered to be one of Hardy’s masterpieces, although it has been criticised for incorporating too many incidents: His ashes are buried in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey.


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Thomas Hardy ‘s The Mayor of Casterbridge The Mayor of Casterbridge: The case of the wife-sale in the Mayor of Casterbridge”. Donald Farfrae, a young and energetic Scotsman passing through Casterbridge, helps Henchard by showing him how to salvage substandard grain he has bought.

Views Read Edit View history. Ed Septemberhis first book as a full-time author, Far from the Madding Crowd, appeared serially. Farfrae conducts himself with scrupulous honesty, but Henchard is so determined to ruin xasterbridge rival that he makes risky business decisions that prove disastrous.

He also began writing poetry. Tragedy or Social History? Newson leaves in sorrow.

Hardy started work on The Mayor of Casterbridge in the spring ofafter a three-year pause. 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. Later, regretting her coldness, she and Farfrae set out to find him. Farfrae buys Henchard’s old business and tries to help Henchard by employing him as a journeyman.

Henchard’s credit collapses and he goes bankrupt. 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. Upon graduation, Hardy traveled to London to work as an architect’s assistant under the guidance of Arthur Bloomfield.

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Basingstoke and New York, NY: 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.


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Menefee, Samuel P It was issued with a small print run of only copies. Hardy died on January 11, 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. To do this, however, he is forced to break an engagement with a woman named Lucetta, who had nursed him when he was ill. The literary critic Dale Kramer saw it as being set somewhat later — in the late s, corresponding to Hardy’s youth in Dorchester.

As a result, Henchard behaves coldly towards the second Elizabeth-Jane. Susan discovers that Henchard has become a very successful grain merchant and Mayor of Casterbridge, known for his staunch sobriety. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Drunk on rum-laced furmity he auctions her off, along with their baby daughter Elizabeth-Jane, to Richard Newson, a passing sailor, for five guineas.

She rebuffs him, and he departs for good. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The Mayor of Casterbridge. She accepts a position as companion to Miss Lucetta Templeman, a newcomer, unaware that Lucetta had a relationship with Henchard which resulted in her social ruin. The Mayor of Casterbridge First edition title page.