Here's a link to the Thomas Hardy Association, headquartered at Yale University.
Not to be confused with the Thomas Hardy Association – they're two different groups!
This website has images of the countryside that inspired Hardy's Wessex.
Here's info on the earliest film version of The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Here's info on the most recent adaptation of the novel.
The Thomas Hardy Association has put together a collection of handy maps of Wessex, the fictional county where many of the author's novels take place.
This is a critical article written about the original illustrations that accompanied the story.
The trailer to the 2003 adaptation.
This is a scene from after Farfrae and Lucetta's marriage.
He had a completely awesome moustache.
An image of a ladies' handwriting worksheet. This is the kind of penmanship Henchard expects Elizabeth-Jane to use. It was considered genteel and feminine.