With an essay by Robert Langbaum.
'Here - I am waiting to know about this offer of mine. The woman is no good to me. Who'll have her?'
In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper.
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