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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is Hardy’s masterpiece. It 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. Sensitively read by Imogen Stubbs.

Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is Hardy’s masterpiece. It 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. Sensitively read by Imogen Stubbs.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is Hardy’s masterpiece. It 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. Sensitively read by Imogen Stubbs.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Imogen Stubbs

Length:

3h 55m


Chapters

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04:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:13