Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas HardyTess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

byThomas HardyRead byPeter Firth

Audio Book (CD) | March 3, 2015


The author of Jude the Obscure presents an insightful novel of a young woman tragically entangled in public judgment and the social strictures of her time..

When John Durbeyfield discovers a family connection to the ancient Norman family, the D'Urbervilles, the fate of daughter Tess is transformed. Sent by her ambitious parents to visit her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess attracts the attention of the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded by him and alone in the world, she finds work as a milkmaid, and the love of Angel Clare. But will his love be enough when faced with Tess' past?

This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was born in Dorset, England, son of a stonemason. Though a gifted student, he was unable to afford to attend university. He was apprenticed to an architect at age sixteen and worked in London for several years before returning to Dorset and dedicating himself to writing novels and poems.
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Title:Tess of the D'UrbervillesFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1491573872

ISBN - 13:9781491573877

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Customer Reviews of Tess of the D'Urbervilles


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall quite good Parts were slow, and I disliked some of the characters, but I liked it overall!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional! In spite of the times in which Thomas Hardy lived, he was always a writer with a tremendous amount of compassion for women and demonstrated an impressive awareness of the hardships which they had to endure. All I can say is "Poor Tess."
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very unexpected! The mood changed so many times in this story! A really unexpected end.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good story A long read with some difficult portions of old English, but a very good story line and brilliant writing by Hardy.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tess The story isn't one of my favourites, but Hardy's writing style definitely is. Brilliant narrator's commentary providing insights on life....
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent Hardy tends to become spend a lot of time focusing on details and descriptions which can become tedious but for a 'classic' this book was rather interesting although the story line is very bleak
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This is the first Hardy novel I've read, and I don't think I'll be reading him again anytime soon. I found this story dragged. I enjoy Dickens, George Eliot, and the Brontes and was hoping for something similar - disappointing.
Date published: 2016-11-14