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HARDY, T.: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Abridged)

    
      

 

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HARDY, T.: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Abridged)

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.



Disc 1

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player On an evening in the latter part of May… 00:04:17
2.   Play with flash player The village of Marlott… 00:05:11
3.   Play with flash player As for Tess Durbeyfield… 00:04:46
4.   Play with flash player Her mother at length agreed to this arrangement… 00:03:45
5.   Play with flash player The haggling business… 00:04:26
6.   Play with flash player He had an almost swarthy complexion… 00:07:22
7.   Play with flash player As the moment for the girl's setting out drew nigh… 00:05:43
8.   Play with flash player The chief pleasure in Trantridge… 00:06:26
9.   Play with flash player She was silent… 00:08:12
10.   Play with flash player It was a Sunday morning in late October… 00:04:38
11.   Play with flash player It was a hazy sunrise in August… 00:06:27
12.   Play with flash player On a thyme - scented, bird - hatching morning… 00:05:07
13.   Play with flash player When the milking was finished… 00:06:44
14.   Play with flash player Tess had never in her recent life been so happy… 00:06:17


Disc 2

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Clare, restless, went out into the dusk… 00:03:14
2.   Play with flash player It was not till that evening… 00:06:43
3.   Play with flash player An up - hill and down - dale ride… 00:04:43
4.   Play with flash player Her refusal, though unexpected… 00:04:04
5.   Play with flash player 'Now, who mid ye think I’ve heard news o' this morn…' 00:05:40
6.   Play with flash player One afternoon several of the dairyman's household… 00:03:58
7.   Play with flash player She mounted again beside her lover… 00:05:05
8.   Play with flash player Tess wrote a most touching and urgent letter… 00:05:57
9.   Play with flash player They gently led her back… 00:05:55
10.   Play with flash player Angel felt that he would like to spend a day… 00:04:31
11.   Play with flash player New Year's Eve broke - the wedding - day. 00:04:39
12.   Play with flash player They drove by the level road… 00:06:13
13.   Play with flash player Her narrative ended… 00:03:50
14.   Play with flash player 'Tess, am I to believe this' 00:05:17
15.   Play with flash player Midnight came and passed silently… 00:06:51


Disc 3

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player It was three weeks after the marriage… 00:07:41
2.   Play with flash player More than eight months subsequent… 00:04:52
3.   Play with flash player The solitude was at last broken… 00:05:23
4.   Play with flash player He looked sullenly at her… 00:06:40
5.   Play with flash player The moment that she moved… 00:07:13
6.   Play with flash player 'The fact is,' said d'Urberville drily… 00:06:51
7.   Play with flash player He did not accompany her further… 00:07:09
8.   Play with flash player At length it was the eve… 00:05:52
9.   Play with flash player It was evening at Emminster Vicarage. 00:07:55
10.   Play with flash player Broken in heart and numbed… 00:08:12
11.   Play with flash player Their long repose at the manor - house… 00:06:08
12.   Play with flash player The city of Wintoncester… 00:05:14

Total Playing Time: 03:55:11






Author(s):
Hardy, Thomas

Reader(s):
Stubbs, Imogen

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA392812

Barcode: 9789626349281

Release Date: 10/2008

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