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The Resource The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)

The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)

Label
The mayor of Casterbridge
Title
The mayor of Casterbridge
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hardy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From its spectacular opening--the astonishing scene in which drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor at a country fair--to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, "The mayor of Casterbridge" claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy's finest and most powerful novels. Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story builds into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power--only to achieve a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, "Hardy's Lord Jim ... his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heroes in all fiction."
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1840-1928
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Hardy, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.8
LC call number
PR4750
LC item number
.M25 2001ab
PerformerNote
Read by Pamela Garelick
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  • Garelick, Pamela
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Separation (Psychology)
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Runaway husbands
  • Men
  • Atonement
  • Mayors
  • Wessex (England)
Label
The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 13:11:27
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
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6433960b-74f4-408e-9acc-3b237d43b735
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocm64662840
  • (OCoLC)491791
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 189590 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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Label
The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 13:11:27
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6433960b-74f4-408e-9acc-3b237d43b735
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocm64662840
  • (OCoLC)491791
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 189590 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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