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Set in the Dorsetshire town of England, this story is about a prosperous man named Michael Henchard, who has a very flawed and tragic past, which makes him feel ashamed of himself.
What makes this book stand out?
Thomas Hardy with his writing has indeed brought the story and its characters to life.
Read it for
The theory of “every action has an equal and an opposite reaction”, is played out quite well in the narrative which is well depicted through the various happenings in the story.
Don't read it for
The storyline might seem a little irrational.