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Download Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Tess of the dUrbervilles (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Thomas Hardy
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Judy Parkin Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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A pretty young girl has to leave home to make money for her family. She is clever and a good worker; but she is uneducated and does not know the cruel ways of the world. So, when a rich young man says he loves her, she is careful - but not careful enough. He is persuasive, and she is overwhelmed. It is not her fault, but the world says it is. Her young life is already stained by men's desires, and by death. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Thomas Hardy original by Clare West.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krysta | 2/24/2012

    " This was a well written book but SO sad and a bit depressing. I saw the movie they made of it on PBS and then wanted to read the book. I'd recommed the movie as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma J | 9/5/2011

    " A real tear-jerker. Really emphasised with protagonist Tess. Hardy wrote it in such a way that I felt so emotionally involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/4/2011

    " It's a classic. A Tragedy at it's finest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/23/2011

    " I love this book (although it has a very tragic ending.) I would definitley reccomend this book to a friend who enjoys love and tragedy. "

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Author Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.