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  1. The Mayor of Casterbridge: The Life and Death of a Man of Character is an 1886 novel by the English author Thomas Hardy. One of Hardy's Wessex novels , it is set in a fictional rural England with Casterbridge standing in for Dorchester in Dorset where the author spent his youth.

    • Thomas Hardy
    • Novel
    • 1886
    • 1886
  2. Table of Contents. Listen to article. The Mayor of Casterbridge, novel by Thomas Hardy, published in 1886, first serially (in the periodical The Graphic) and later that year in book form. The fictional city of Casterbridge provides a picture of Dorchester in the 19th century.

    • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  3. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin. This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy’s map of Wessex.

    • Paperback
  4. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a 1978 BBC seven-part serial based on the eponymous 1886 book by the British novelist Thomas Hardy. The six-hour drama was written by television dramatist Dennis Potter and directed by David Giles with Alan Bates as the title character.

    • 7
    • BBC2
    • 22 January –, 5 March 1978
    • Alan Bates
  5. See a complete list of the characters in The Mayor of Casterbridge and in-depth analyses of Michael Henchard, Donald Farfrae, Elizabeth-Jane Newson, and Lucetta Templeman.

  6. The Mayor of Casterbridge is one of Thomas Hardy’s novels set in Wessex County in Western England. Thomas Hardy hoped to capture the lifestyles of Wessex County, particularly the farming practices, technologies, and the relationships farmers and villagers had with the land in England during the 1800s.