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The Resource The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

Label
The mayor of Casterbridge
Title
The mayor of Casterbridge
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hardy
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
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."
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Cataloging source
NTG
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1840-1928
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Hardy, Thomas
Dewey number
[FIC]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
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Vance, Simon
Series statement
Tantor unabridged classics
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  • Separation (Psychology)
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Runaway husbands
  • Men
  • Atonement
  • Mayors
  • Wessex (England)
Transposition and arrangement
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Label
The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • "Audio & eBook"--Container
  • Disc 1 is a "Multimode CD". In addition to the audio content of the story, it contains the companion eBook text in PDF format that can be accessed for reading by inserting the disc into the CD-ROM drive of a computer
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1240786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400116133
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1240786
  • (Sirsi) 1240786
  • (OCoLC)608691576
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • "Audio & eBook"--Container
  • Disc 1 is a "Multimode CD". In addition to the audio content of the story, it contains the companion eBook text in PDF format that can be accessed for reading by inserting the disc into the CD-ROM drive of a computer
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1240786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400116133
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1240786
  • (Sirsi) 1240786
  • (OCoLC)608691576
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
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