CliffsNotes on Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge

CliffsNotes on Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge

CliffsNotes on Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge

CliffsNotes on Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge

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In a fit of drunken irritation, Michael Henchard, a young, unemployed hay-trusser, sells his wife Susan and his infant daughter Elizabeth-Jane to a sailor during a fair in the village of Weydon-Priors. Eighteen years later, Susan and Elizabeth-Jane return to seek him out but are told by the “furmity woman,” the old hag whose concoction had made Henchard drunk at the fair, that he has moved to the distant town of Casterbridge. The sailor has been reported lost at sea.

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