'Here - I am waiting to know about this offer of mine. The woman is no good to me.
Who'll have her?'
In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his
wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following
years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community
of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past
and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper.
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