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Extended Audio Sample Desperate Remedies (Unabridged), by Thomas Hardy
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: George Hagan Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Desperate Remedies is Thomas Hardy's first published work

Released in 1896, the story centers around young Cytherea Graye, who becomes a servant to Miss Auclyffe, a woman with a troubled past. There, she encounters Aeneas Manston, the incredibly handsome and charming steward of Miss Auclyffe. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, fascinates the innocent Cytherea though she is in love with another man. When he cannot seduce her, Manston resorts to deception, blackmail, bigamy, murder, and rape.

This compelling story raises the great questions underlying Hardy's major novels, including the injustice of the class system and the treatment of women.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jen | 2/16/2014

    " I've heard this was Hardy's first book, so I can forgive him some pointless meandering and trumped up writing style and say that I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tezeta | 12/27/2013

    " riotous victorian potboiler! hardy's first-and it shows, but in a good, sweet way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen Farrimond | 12/11/2013

    " Desperate Remedies provides a good insights into the young Thomas Hardy who worked as architect. The storyline is predictible and a little cliched however it is a good effort for a young architect in his early thirties who has many great novels to come! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 11/23/2013

    " The ebook copy I downloaded was classified as a mystery/detective. It was an interesting read but not quite fitting the modern expectations of a mystery. But the book has interesting characters and good mysterious elements. Worth reading. "

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