The Mayor of Casterbridge, subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a tragic novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset).
Runtime: 200 minutes
The Mayor of Casterbridge - The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV series) - Netflix
The Mayor of Casterbridge is a 1978 BBC seven-part serial based on the eponymous book by the British novelist Thomas Hardy. The six hour drama was written by television dramatist Dennis Potter with Alan Bates as the title character. The Mayor of Casterbridge was released as a 3-disc DVD box set in May 2003.
The Mayor of Casterbridge - The plot - Netflix
On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffers agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife returns to find him. Henchard's attempt to right the long-ago wrong sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction.