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HARDY, T.: Mayor of Casterbridge (The) (Unabridged)

Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town.

But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future.

One of the greatest novels in the English language, The Mayor of Casterbridge sees Thomas Hardy at his best, bringing landscape and richly imagined characters to life, and setting the hope of love against the forces of Providence.



Disc 1

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1 00:04:20
2.   Play with flash player The wife mostly kept her eyes fixed ahead… 00:04:54
3.   Play with flash player A rather numerous company appeared within… 00:04:49
4.   Play with flash player The auctioneer selling the old horses in the field outside… 00:04:57
5.   Play with flash player 'Five shillings,' said someone, at which there was a laugh. 00:04:35
6.   Play with flash player 'Very well, she shall have the child…' 00:05:00
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: The morning sun was streaming through… 00:03:36
8.   Play with flash player This seemed to accord with his desire. 00:03:26
9.   Play with flash player 'I, Michael Henchard, on this morning…' 00:02:39
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: The highroad into the village… 00:03:03
11.   Play with flash player 'Why did we hinder our time by coming in here' 00:03:20
12.   Play with flash player 'She was here at that time,' resumed Mrs. Newson… 00:04:41
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Henchard's wife acted for the best… 00:05:24
14.   Play with flash player The sailor, drowned or no, was probably now lost… 00:05:53
15.   Play with flash player The lamplights now glimmered through the engirdling trees… 00:05:17
16.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: A few score yards brought them to the spot… 00:02:40
17.   Play with flash player The interior of the hotel dining - room was spread out… 00:04:06


Disc 2

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Elizabeth - Jane had never been so much interested… 00:04:00
2.   Play with flash player The band now struck up another melody… 00:03:26
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Now the group outside the window… 00:04:46
4.   Play with flash player As her mother did not reply Elizabeth - Jane's mind… 00:05:15
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Elizabeth - Jane and her mother had arrived… 00:04:49
6.   Play with flash player When she entered nobody was present but the young man… 00:04:17
7.   Play with flash player 'You're wrong!' said the young man. 00:03:39
8.   Play with flash player Donald Farfrae was grateful – said he feared… 00:03:54
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Thus they parted; and Elizabeth - Jane… 00:04:29
10.   Play with flash player Young Farfrae repeated the last verse. It was plain… 00:04:18
11.   Play with flash player The silent landlord came and leant over the settle… 00:03:22
12.   Play with flash player Though it was still early the young Scotchman expressed… 00:03:21
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: When Elizabeth - Jane opened the hinged casement… 00:04:12
14.   Play with flash player The discussion was continued during breakfast… 00:04:36
15.   Play with flash player Horses for sale were tied in rows… 00:05:39
16.   Play with flash player When the two new acquaintances had passed out of sight… 00:04:20
17.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: While she still sat under the Scotchman's eyes… 00:05:07
18.   Play with flash player Henchard winced at the word 'father,' thus applied. 00:04:45


Disc 3

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: The Ring at Casterbridge was merely the local name… 00:05:03
2.   Play with flash player It was related that there still remained under the south entrance… 00:04:32
3.   Play with flash player 'We'll go away at once. I only came to see - ' 00:03:33
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: On entering his own door after watching his wife… 00:04:34
5.   Play with flash player Henchard paused a moment, threw himself back… 00:04:16
6.   Play with flash player Donald showed his deep concern at a complication… 00:03:58
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: The cottage which Michael Henchard hired… 00:02:50
8.   Play with flash player Henchard's visits here grew so frequent and so regular… 00:04:02
9.   Play with flash player Turning, he saw a circular disc reticulated with creases… 00:03:52
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: A Martinmas summer of Mrs. Henchard's life set in … 00:05:26
11.   Play with flash player The three members of the family were sitting at breakfast… 00:04:43
12.   Play with flash player Her quiet eye discerned that Henchard's tigerish affection… 00:05:21
13.   Play with flash player This situation began to be very awkward… 00:05:04
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: At first Miss Newson's budding beauty… 00:03:56
15.   Play with flash player It was about six o'clock; the men were dropping off… 00:04:18
16.   Play with flash player Just at this time Farfrae, who had been to Henchard's house… 00:03:20
17.   Play with flash player Morally he was; there could be no doubt of it. 00:04:04


Disc 4

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: On this account Henchard's manner… 00:04:54
2.   Play with flash player The morning came. The sky, which had been remarkably clear… 00:04:23
3.   Play with flash player All the town crowded to the Walk, such a delightful idea… 00:04:52
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 17: Elizabeth - Jane had perceived from Henchard's manner… 00:04:07
5.   Play with flash player They parted, Farfrae returning into the dark… 00:03:54
6.   Play with flash player Henchard, who had been hurt at finding that Farfrae… 00:04:23
7.   Play with flash player So determined was he to do nothing… 00:03:43
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 18: There came a shock which had been foreseen… 00:03:49
9.   Play with flash player The contingency that he had in his mind was… 00:04:12
10.   Play with flash player Some little time later on Farfrae was passing… 00:03:10
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 19: Henchard and Elizabeth sat conversing by the fire. 00:04:04
12.   Play with flash player She tried to stand up and comfort him trustfully… 00:03:54
13.   Play with flash player Among the other papers had been placed the contents… 00:05:08
14.   Play with flash player This ironical sequence of things angered him… 00:05:09
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 20: Of all the enigmas which ever confronted a girl… 00:04:22
16.   Play with flash player These domestic exhibitions were the small protruding… 00:04:25
17.   Play with flash player Thus she lived on, a dumb, deep - feeling, great - eyed creature… 00:03:32
18.   Play with flash player The stranger presently moved from the tombstone… 00:03:26


Disc 5

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The morrow, being fairly fine, found Elizabeth - Jane… 00:03:24
2.   Play with flash player Elizabeth - Jane looked wistfully at her questioner. 00:03:05
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 21: As a maxim glibly repeated from childhood… 00:04:58
4.   Play with flash player The position of the queer old door and the odd presence… 00:04:09
5.   Play with flash player The day and the hour came; but a drizzling rain fell. 00:03:48
6.   Play with flash player Elizabeth - Jane had been thinking of the door in the alley. 00:03:43
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 22: We go back for a moment to the preceding night… 00:04:04
8.   Play with flash player He was in this interested stage of the inquiry… 00:04:26
9.   Play with flash player On Elizabeth - Jane's arrival she had been phlegmatically asked… 00:04:30
10.   Play with flash player It could not, however, have been broken in safer company. 00:03:24
11.   Play with flash player Elizabeth replied vaguely, for an incident checked… 00:03:09
12.   Play with flash player Lucetta looked blank, twitched up her lovely eyebrows… 00:03:56
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 23: A conjecture that her visitor might be… 00:04:30
14.   Play with flash player 'Where did ye come from, ma'am' 00:03:19
15.   Play with flash player The fair without the windows was now raging thick… 00:05:23
16.   Play with flash player He looked anxiously at the farmer who was seeking him… 00:05:16


Disc 6

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 24: Poor Elizabeth - Jane, little thinking… 00:04:45
2.   Play with flash player Elizabeth - Jane's bonnet and shawl were pitchforked… 00:04:40
3.   Play with flash player In the silence which followed Farfrae appeared… 00:04:57
4.   Play with flash player It was all true as she had pictured - she could have sworn it. 00:05:07
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 25: The next phase of the supersession of Henchard… 00:03:43
6.   Play with flash player 'It is full early yet,' she said evasively. 00:03:43
7.   Play with flash player 'That's the way the wind blows, is it' he said at last… 00:04:29
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 26: It chanced that on a fine spring morning… 00:04:24
9.   Play with flash player They sat stiffly side by side at the darkening table… 00:04:10
10.   Play with flash player That characters deteriorated in time of need… 00:04:57
11.   Play with flash player In a lonely hamlet a few miles from the town… 00:04:32
12.   Play with flash player 'I've worked it out already, and you can know at once…' 00:05:29
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 27: It was the eve of harvest. 00:04:28
14.   Play with flash player However, according to the strict rule of the road… 00:04:16
15.   Play with flash player Candle - lights were flitting in and out of her bedroom… 00:05:19
16.   Play with flash player She sank into a chair, and turned pale. 00:05:16


Disc 7

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 28: The next morning Henchard went to the Town Hall… 00:05:46
2.   Play with flash player But Henchard stared, and quite forgot what was evidence… 00:04:52
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 29: At this hour Lucetta was bounding along… 00:04:24
4.   Play with flash player They looked round for some shelter or hiding - place… 00:03:17
5.   Play with flash player Henchard supporting Lucetta on one side… 00:04:41
6.   Play with flash player Henchard remained in thought. He had evidently not expected… 00:03:21
7.   Play with flash player Henchard stood as if idiotized. She was so alarmed… 00:02:47
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 30: Farfrae's words to his landlady… 00:04:06
9.   Play with flash player 'I must go rather a long way back,' said Lucetta… 00:03:38
10.   Play with flash player Lucetta covered her eyes with her right hand… 00:03:58
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 31: The retort of the furmity - woman… 00:05:04
12.   Play with flash player 'Well,' said the senior Commissioner, addressing Henchard… 00:05:12
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 32: Two bridges stood near the lower part of Casterbridge. 00:04:16
14.   Play with flash player To this bridge came Henchard, as other unfortunates… 00:03:59
15.   Play with flash player 'Ha, ha, true!' cried Henchard, throwing himself… 00:04:21
16.   Play with flash player The effect, either of her ministrations or of her mere presence… 00:05:33


Disc 8

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 33: At this date there prevailed in Casterbridge… 00:04:21
2.   Play with flash player Chancing to look out of the window at that moment… 00:04:44
3.   Play with flash player It was at this time that Elizabeth - Jane, having heard… 00:04:32
4.   Play with flash player 'I beg your pardon, ma'am' said Henchard… 00:04:43
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 34: Next morning, accordingly, she rose at five o'clock… 00:04:01
6.   Play with flash player 'Yes, yes; so I've heard; and there's nothing to say…' 00:05:01
7.   Play with flash player Farfrae seemed seriously disposed to discuss this move… 00:04:12
8.   Play with flash player The next morning he went to the corn - yard as usual… 00:03:11
9.   Play with flash player Farfrae, willing to humour Henchard, though quite uninterested… 00:03:24
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 35: As Donald stated, Lucetta had retired early… 00:05:44
11.   Play with flash player With this view she made a toilette which differed… 00:05:05
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 36: Returning from her appointment Lucetta… 00:04:07
13.   Play with flash player His path was by the river - side at the foot of the town. 00:04:31
14.   Play with flash player Yet amid so much that was bad… 00:04:19
15.   Play with flash player 'I might have had 'ee days afore that,' said the keeper. 00:03:33
16.   Play with flash player The cry was repeated. They pushed the lantern… 00:04:39
17.   Play with flash player Chapter 37: Such was the state of things… 00:03:56
18.   Play with flash player The eventful morning was bright, a full - faced sun… 00:04:24


Disc 9

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player At length a man stationed at the furthest turn of the high road… 00:03:21
2.   Play with flash player In the crowd stood Coney, Buzzford, and Longways… 00:03:34
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 38: The proceedings had been brief - too brief… 00:04:59
4.   Play with flash player Farfrae came on with one hand in his pocket, and humming… 00:04:44
5.   Play with flash player By a whirl Henchard brought Donald dangerously near… 00:05:16
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 39: When Farfrae descended out of the loft… 00:04:49
7.   Play with flash player Without waiting for Lucetta's reply she crossed quickly… 00:04:39
8.   Play with flash player 'What can we two poor lammigers do against such a multitude!' 00:05:47
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 40: Long before this time Henchard… 00:04:34
10.   Play with flash player The very agitation and abruptness of Henchard increased… 00:03:45
11.   Play with flash player Jopp was just going to bed when Henchard got home. 00:04:36
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 41: Henchard went home. 00:03:04
13.   Play with flash player Henchard's face and eyes seemed to die. 00:04:10
14.   Play with flash player Henchard, without answering, shook his head… 00:04:19
15.   Play with flash player He returned to the house half expecting that she would… 00:05:00
16.   Play with flash player Henchard, however, leaving the town by the east road… 00:02:42
17.   Play with flash player 'I don't quite think there are any miracles nowadays,' she said. 00:03:51


Disc 10

  The Mayor of Casterbridge (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 42: But the emotional conviction that he was in… 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player But as a memory, notwithstanding such conditions… 00:04:42
3.   Play with flash player Time had been when such instinctive opposition… 00:04:24
4.   Play with flash player 'Thank you for those new books, Mr. Farfrae,' she added shyly. 00:03:17
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 43: What Henchard saw thus early… 00:03:54
6.   Play with flash player But what if he were mistaken in his views… 00:04:00
7.   Play with flash player The question of his remaining in Casterbridge was… 00:04:49
8.   Play with flash player He went on till he came to the first milestone… 00:04:11
9.   Play with flash player 'Well, Captain Newson, I will be glad to see ye here…' 00:04:50
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 44: Meanwhile, the man of their talk… 00:04:17
11.   Play with flash player He intended to go on from this place - visited as an act… 00:04:53
12.   Play with flash player The remembrance would continually revive in him… 00:04:32
13.   Play with flash player Henchard did not care to ride any further with his chattering… 00:04:18
14.   Play with flash player The gaiety jarred upon Henchard's spirits… 00:04:57
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 45: It was about a month after the day… 00:05:06
16.   Play with flash player This was enough to set Elizabeth thinking… 00:04:15
17.   Play with flash player His face showed marks of deep sadness, his eyes lighting… 00:03:37
18.   Play with flash player 'What are we to do' said Donald… 00:03:38

Total Playing Time: 12:18:22






Author(s):
Hardy, Thomas

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NAX36512

Barcode: 9781843793656

Release Date: 2010

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