The Mayor of Casterbridge
by Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classic Literature
My Review: I
was surprisingly pleased by this book.
Although there were many tragic aspects to this story, I don’t think
this was the most tragic book I’ve ever read.
It was sad how Henchard sold his wife and daughter. Because he does this stupidly drunk thing, it
begins a sorrowful chain of events. I
felt pity for poor Henchard but my heart broke the most for Elizabeth
Jane. All of the things Henchard went
through is a great example of there being consequences to our actions. All in all, this was one of the greatest
emotional novels I have read in a really long time.