The Mayor of Casterbridge

Principal characters

  • Michael Henchard: hay trusser who becomes Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Susan Henchard (Newson): wife of Henchard, sold to Newson
  • Richard Newson: sailor; purchases Susan and lives with her for many years as her de-facto husband
  • Elizabeth-Jane: daughter of Susan by Henchard; dies as an infant
  • Elizabeth-Jane: daughter of Susan by Newson; marries Farfrae
  • Donald Farfrae: becomes Mayor of Casterbridge after Henchard; Scotsman
  • Lucetta Templeman (Le Sueur): native of Jersey who has an affair with Henchard; marries Farfrae
  • Joshua Jopp: sometime manager with a grudge against Henchard.

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