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Extended Audio Sample Tess of the DUrbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81,893 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Eleanor Bro Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.

With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/20/2014

    " Good story even though Tess can be maddening at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caren | 2/16/2014

    " I would like it more if the major theme wasn't "Women's lives sucked in the 1890's" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mochaspresso | 2/12/2014

    " What a sad and tragic story! It says so much about the plight of women in Victorian England and how one act can ruin a life forever. Although, to be honest, I don't place all of the blame for Tess' plight on Alec taking advantage of her. She and her foolish pride were her own worst enemies. Thomas Hardy seems to have a penchant for unnecessarily long winded descriptions of details that I don't find important to the story, but otherwise, I loved it....even with it's sad ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tess Sullivan | 2/8/2014

    " This very rugged and ordinary tale is made into something special in its originality and uniqueness for the time period it was written in. The life of a simple and beautiful young girl and the trials she faces to love are heartbreaking and told exquisitely. "

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