Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Compact Disc)

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By Thomas Hardy, Anna Bentinck (Read by)
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Every summer I read a classic that I have never read before, and since I'm planning to visit Southwest England soon, I felt I should read a novel that takes place there.  Descriptively written, with romance and suspense,  Hardy portrays Tess as a beautiful, young woman born in poverty with a title that ends up doing her more harm than good.  Tess, at the start of her tale, is moral, hard-working and loving, and through no fault of her own, she is forced to face hardship and tragedy.   Hardy demonstrates what can happen to an innocent, trusting girl in a man's world.

If you want a quick, light read, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is not it.  However, if you're looking for a beautifully written novel that captures life in rural England about 150 years ago, give Tess a try.

— Nancy Randall

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Tess of the D?Urbervilles tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, forced by her family's poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D?Urbervilles. Violated by the son, Alec, her hopes of rebuilding her life with the gentle and bookish Angel Clare founder when he learns of her past. Set among the lush pastures and bleak uplands of Hardy's imagined Wessex, and filled with unforgettable images of tenderness and tragedy, the story examines conventional morality through Tess herself, one of the best-loved characters in English literature. Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the D?Urbervilles is Hardy's masterpiece.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789626348673
ISBN-10: 9626348674
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Language: English
Series: Complete Classics