Tess of the D'Urbervilles-logo

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice. Thomas Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as "a pure woman," caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created.

Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice. Thomas Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as "a pure woman," caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created.
More Information

Description:

Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice. Thomas Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as "a pure woman," caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

14h 53m


Chapters

Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:25


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:32


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:39


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:15


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:09


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:32


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:44


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

19:32


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

13:09


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

18:44


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:52


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

28:20


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

06:25


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

12:54


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

16:00


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

16:45


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

16:40


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

08:39


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

12:51


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

06:27


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

15:18


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

09:23


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

21:07


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

14:20


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

13:12


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

11:14


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

12:02


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

14:47


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

19:56


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

14:20


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

21:15


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

22:12


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

20:45


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

24:37


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

19:08


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

10:27


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

14:18


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

14:48


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

16:13


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

11:03


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

23:27


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

20:57


Part 6, Chapter 45
Part 6, Chapter 45

20:03


Part 6, Chapter 46
Part 6, Chapter 46

25:12


Part 6, Chapter 47
Part 6, Chapter 47

19:19


Part 6, Chapter 48
Part 6, Chapter 48

13:10


Part 6, Chapter 49
Part 6, Chapter 49

16:05


Part 6, Chapter 50
Part 6, Chapter 50

15:12


Part 6, Chapter 51
Part 6, Chapter 51

15:46


Part 6, Chapter 52
Part 6, Chapter 52

15:34


Part 7, Chapter 53
Part 7, Chapter 53

09:51


Part 7, Chapter 54
Part 7, Chapter 54

09:03


Part 7, Chapter 55
Part 7, Chapter 55

09:46


Part 7, Chapter 56
Part 7, Chapter 56

08:46


Part 7, Chapter 57
Part 7, Chapter 57

12:53


Part 7, Chapter 58
Part 7, Chapter 58

16:38


Part 7, Chapter 59
Part 7, Chapter 59

05:01