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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: James Taylor, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Many giants of literature originate from the shores of the emerald isles: Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, the Brontes, and Austen, to which most people would willingly add the name Thomas Hardy. Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and The Mayor of Casterbridge are but three of his literary masterpieces.

But let us go further and add to his canon his poems. Hardy himself thought he was a poet who wrote novels purely for the money. Indeed his poems were not published until he was in his 50s, after his major novels were published and his reputation set. Today his poetry is more rightly regarded in its own right.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Coral | 9/25/2010

    " My favourite collection of poems yet. Hardy's talent ripples through his work and "Under the Waterfall" and "Beeny Cliff" are two of my most favourite poems of all time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynda | 5/16/2009

    " Sorry, a couple of poems I like, but not really my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dustin | 7/2/2008

    " Poetry like art is subjective to the eye of the beholder. Even in the midst of difficult text the subtle human experience of trudging through the past can bring on melancholy of our own lives and recent past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy | 10/25/2007

    " My rating is particularly aimed at the poems of 1912, which I love. They were written after the death of us first wife, with whom latterly he had a fraught relationship. When she died unexpectedly, he mourned the love they had lost before. Lovely. "

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