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Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Tantor Unabridged Classics) (Compact Disc)

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By Thomas Hardy, Simon Vance (Narrated by)
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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.

About the Author

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English poet and regional novelist whose most notable novels are "Far from the Madding Crowd" and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.

Praise For…

"Audie Award winner Simon Vance's reading is straightforward, well paced, and clear." ---Library Journal Audio Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400106998
ISBN-10: 1400106990
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: July 28th, 2008
Language: English
Series: Tantor Unabridged Classics