The Mayor of Casterbridge

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

By Thomas Hardy

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486437491, 243pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2004

The great Victorian writer Thomas Hardy occupies the unique position of being both a major novelist and a poet. Such masterworks as "The Return of the Native "and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles "make Hardy required reading in literature courses. "The Mayor of Casterbridge" displays all the elements that have made Hardy so enduringly significant and popular: a well-crafted plot, brilliant psychological insight into his characters, an evocative rural English setting, and an absolute command of the novelist's art.