By Thomas Hardy
a narrative of a guy of personality
“Happiness used to be however the occasional episode in a normal drama of pain.” ― Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge
within the Mayor of Casterbridge by means of Thomas Hardy, a drunken Michael Henchard auctions off his spouse and child daughter at a rustic reasonable. Regretting his rash motion the following morning, Henchard vows sobriety and builds a existence as a revered grain service provider and the Mayor of Casterbridge. while his earlier catches up with him 18 years later, Henchard's lifestyles is became the other way up.
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