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

    
      

 

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

Tess of the D’Urbervilles 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. Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is Hardy’s masterpiece.

  • One of the great works of 20th century English literature
  • The only unabridged version available on CD
  • Sensitive reading by Anna Bentinck
  • Approximate running time: 17.5 hours
  • 14 CD set



Disc 1

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1 00:06:42
2.   Play with flash player 'And shall we ever come into our own again' 00:05:47
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:06:02
4.   Play with flash player The young girls formed, indeed, the… 00:05:37
5.   Play with flash player Among these on - lookers were three… 00:06:11
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:05:21
7.   Play with flash player 'I'll rock the cradle for 'ee, mother,' said the daughter… 00:05:28
8.   Play with flash player The Compleat Fortune - Teller was an old thick volume… 00:05:37
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:05:32
10.   Play with flash player While this question was being discussed… 00:05:41
11.   Play with flash player It was eleven o'clock before the family… 00:05:35
12.   Play with flash player The renewed subject, which seemed to have… 00:04:41
13.   Play with flash player By this time the mail - cart man… 00:05:32
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:03:39


Disc 2

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Rising early next day… 00:05:37
2.   Play with flash player Everything on this snug property… 00:05:02
3.   Play with flash player This embodiment of a d'Urberville… 00:05:14
4.   Play with flash player They had spent some time wandering… 00:06:01
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:05:54
6.   Play with flash player Tess seemed for the moment… 00:06:13
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:05:24
8.   Play with flash player 'Not for less than a thousand pound!' 00:06:29
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:06:09
10.   Play with flash player He drew rein, and as they slowed… 00:05:53
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:05:04
12.   Play with flash player The birds that the two girls had brought in… 00:05:26
13.   Play with flash player He suited the action to the word, and… 00:04:14
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:03:53


Disc 3

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Approaching the hay - trussers… 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player 'You shall catch it for this, my gentlemen…' 00:05:12
3.   Play with flash player 'Tis treacle,' said an observant matron. 00:06:50
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:05:08
5.   Play with flash player 'Why, where be we' 00:05:05
6.   Play with flash player Having buttoned the overcoat… 00:04:37
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:05:14
8.   Play with flash player 'Tis quite true.' 00:04:46
9.   Play with flash player He emitted a laboured breath… 00:05:31
10.   Play with flash player 'No,' said she… 00:06:16
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:04:14
12.   Play with flash player Parishioners dropped in by twos and threes… 00:04:00
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:06:09
14.   Play with flash player Her binding proceeds with clock - like monotony. 00:06:32


Disc 4

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player A resolution which had surprised… 00:05:14
2.   Play with flash player Tess had drifted into a frame of mind… 00:05:02
3.   Play with flash player The most impressed of them said… 00:04:58
4.   Play with flash player Having the natural feelings of a tradesman… 00:03:28
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:03:42
6.   Play with flash player She had held so aloof of late… 00:03:42
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:04:50
8.   Play with flash player The bird's - eye perspective before her… 00:04:59
9.   Play with flash player Tess Durbeyfield, then, in good heart… 00:04:31
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:04:47
11.   Play with flash player The milkers formed quite a little battalion… 00:04:46
12.   Play with flash player 'Oh yes; there's nothing like…' 00:05:01
13.   Play with flash player 'Take it gentle, sir; take it gentle,' said the dairyman. 00:05:30
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 18 00:04:41
15.   Play with flash player It had never occurred to the straightforward… 00:05:07
16.   Play with flash player So we find Angel Clare at six - and - twenty… 00:05:06


Disc 5

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The early mornings were still sufficiently cool… 00:05:16
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 19 00:05:37
3.   Play with flash player Tess was conscious of neither time nor space. 00:05:08
4.   Play with flash player Tess, on her part, could not understand why… 00:05:09
5.   Play with flash player 'Tess, fie for such bitterness!' 00:04:42
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 20 00:05:31
7.   Play with flash player The mixed, singular, luminous gloom… 00:04:47
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 21 00:05:42
9.   Play with flash player While the listeners were smiling… 00:05:10
10.   Play with flash player 'So have you – so have we all,' said Marian… 00:04:25
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 22 00:04:38
12.   Play with flash player 'Upon my soul and body, this here stooping…' 00:03:14
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 23 00:05:49
14.   Play with flash player Marian had lowered herself upon his arm… 00:06:13
15.   Play with flash player Tess's heart ached. 00:06:25


Disc 6

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 24 00:06:04
2.   Play with flash player Clare had studied the curves of those lips… 00:04:59
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 25 00:05:22
4.   Play with flash player To encounter her daily in the accustomed manner… 00:04:53
5.   Play with flash player Clare knew her well. 00:04:59
6.   Play with flash player Angel sat down, and the place… 00:04:55
7.   Play with flash player 'I suppose it is farming or nothing for you now…' 00:04:34
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 26 00:05:22
9.   Play with flash player 'Mercy Chant is of a very good family.' 00:05:28
10.   Play with flash player His mother made him sandwiches… 00:06:07
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 27 00:05:22
12.   Play with flash player 'I've got to go a - skimming,' she pleaded… 00:05:13
13.   Play with flash player You quite misapprehend my parents. 00:05:17
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 28 00:06:32


Disc 7

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Although the early September weather was sultry… 00:03:34
2.   Play with flash player At last she got away, and did not stop… 00:03:27
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 29 00:05:40
4.   Play with flash player It all turned on that release. 00:04:59
5.   Play with flash player Clare had resolved never to kiss her until… 00:03:59
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 30 00:06:25
7.   Play with flash player 'Londoners will drink it at their breakfasts…' 00:06:46
8.   Play with flash player 'I like the other way rather best.' 00:05:14
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 31 00:05:15
10.   Play with flash player They unaffectedly sought each other's company… 00:05:25
11.   Play with flash player Her affection for him was now the breath and life… 00:05:23
12.   Play with flash player 'But,' she timidly answered… 00:04:50
13.   Play with flash player 'Are you sure you don't dislike me for it' 00:03:24
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 32 00:05:02
15.   Play with flash player 'So that, seriously, dearest Tess,' he continued… 00:05:27


Disc 8

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Next, he wished to see a little of the working… 00:06:16
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 33 00:05:06
3.   Play with flash player 'Oh, nothing, dear,' he said from within. 00:05:31
4.   Play with flash player Her perception that Angel's bearing towards her… 00:05:38
5.   Play with flash player Upheld by the momentum of the time… 00:05:42
6.   Play with flash player 'O my love, why do I love you so!' 00:03:47
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 34 00:05:44
8.   Play with flash player 'That cock knew the weather was going to…' 00:05:28
9.   Play with flash player Suddenly he said with enthusiasm… 00:05:49
10.   Play with flash player Angel, suddenly recollecting that Tess… 00:06:02
11.   Play with flash player 'O yes! I am sure that – ' 00:04:24
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 35 00:06:42
13.   Play with flash player 'Sit down, sit down,' he said gently. 00:06:35
14.   Play with flash player Behold, when thy face is made bare… 00:04:04


Disc 9

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player They wandered on again in silence. 00:03:41
2.   Play with flash player Having nothing more to fear… 00:03:53
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 36 00:05:14
4.   Play with flash player 'My position – is this,' he said abruptly. 00:05:16
5.   Play with flash player 'Well, since you say no, I won't…' 00:04:57
6.   Play with flash player He spoke such things as these and more… 00:05:49
7.   Play with flash player Her eyelids, weighted with trouble… 00:04:42
8.   Play with flash player 'Quite sure. We ought to part… 00:04:00
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 37 00:05:11
10.   Play with flash player Ah! Now she knew what he was dreaming of… 00:05:08
11.   Play with flash player It suddenly occurred to her to try persuasion… 00:05:03
12.   Play with flash player To make the call as unobtrusive as possible… 00:05:04
13.   Play with flash player 'Until you come to me I must not try to come to you' 00:03:06
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 38 00:06:38
15.   Play with flash player 'Well, well; what's done can't be undone!' 00:06:48


Disc 10

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 39 00:05:51
2.   Play with flash player 'We had your brief note three weeks ago…' 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player '''Who can find a virtuous woman…''' 00:06:23
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 40 00:05:35
5.   Play with flash player Hearing a footstep below, he rose… 00:05:04
6.   Play with flash player 'I am going to Brazil alone, Izz,' said he. 00:05:04
7.   Play with flash player 'Well, but, Izz, we'll part friends, anyhow' 00:03:21
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 41 00:04:53
9.   Play with flash player Her reluctance to communicate with her… 00:05:18
10.   Play with flash player Among the difficulties of her lonely position… 00:04:39
11.   Play with flash player In the midst of these whimsical fancies… 00:04:31
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 42 00:04:35
13.   Play with flash player Towards the second evening she reached… 00:04:19
14.   Play with flash player She pulled off in disgust a bandage… 00:04:50
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 43 00:05:28


Disc 11

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player So the two forces were at work here… 00:05:36
2.   Play with flash player Then one day a peculiar quality invaded the air… 00:05:57
3.   Play with flash player Putting on their gloves, all set to work… 00:05:40
4.   Play with flash player After this they continued for some long time… 00:05:47
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 44 00:05:00
6.   Play with flash player It was a year ago, all but a day… 00:05:49
7.   Play with flash player The second peal had been louder, and still… 00:05:17
8.   Play with flash player 'Some imposter who wished to come into the town…' 00:05:39
9.   Play with flash player 'The people are gone to afternoon service, I suppose' 00:04:24
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 45 00:05:00
11.   Play with flash player As soon as she could reflect, it appalled her… 00:04:46
12.   Play with flash player 'I have done nothing!' 00:05:32
13.   Play with flash player Tess, who had been quite unconscious of her action… 00:05:19
14.   Play with flash player Tess, half frightened, gave way to his importunity… 00:04:50


Disc 12

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 46 00:05:35
2.   Play with flash player Tess still did no more than listen… 00:04:42
3.   Play with flash player 'Do not ask what I do not wish to tell!' 00:05:34
4.   Play with flash player 'If so be you make an agreement to work for me…' 00:04:53
5.   Play with flash player 'But I have. Though I don't believe in anything… 00:04:55
6.   Play with flash player 'What, you have really arranged to preach, and – ' 00:05:29
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 47 00:05:13
8.   Play with flash player The old men on the rising straw - rick talked of the… 00:05:25
9.   Play with flash player Tess continued to eat her modest dinner… 00:05:25
10.   Play with flash player 'Well, never mind,' he resumed. 00:05:57
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 48 00:05:21
12.   Play with flash player The time for the rat - catching arrived… 00:05:54
13.   Play with flash player Angel, I live entirely for you. 00:05:22
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 49 00:05:05


Disc 13

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Angel's original intention had not been emigration… 00:04:52
2.   Play with flash player He thought of Tess as she had appeared on the day… 00:04:26
3.   Play with flash player To perfect the ballads was now her whimsical desire. 00:03:47
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 50 00:05:57
5.   Play with flash player She liked doing it after the confinement… 00:05:27
6.   Play with flash player 'A jester might say this is just like Paradise…' 00:05:53
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 51 00:06:17
8.   Play with flash player 'Didn't you see me' 00:06:22
9.   Play with flash player Tess remained where she was a long while… 00:05:53
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 52 00:06:18
11.   Play with flash player The distance was great – too great… 00:06:04
12.   Play with flash player In the interim Tess, left with the children… 00:05:43
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 53 00:05:48
14.   Play with flash player He soon retired to bed; and the next morning… 00:05:58


Disc 14

  Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 54 00:05:22
2.   Play with flash player Some man, apparently the sexton, had observed… 00:04:47
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 55 00:05:58
4.   Play with flash player Tess appeared on the threshold… 00:05:36
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 56 00:05:15
6.   Play with flash player She need not have done so, however… 00:04:38
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 57 00:05:45
8.   Play with flash player By degrees he was inclined to believe… 00:05:12
9.   Play with flash player 'I think we may as well steer in a general way…' 00:05:01
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 58 00:05:30
11.   Play with flash player Not more than a minute had elapsed… 00:05:11
12.   Play with flash player 'A very Temple of the Winds,' he said. 00:05:16
13.   Play with flash player He kissed her to avoid a reply… 00:04:16
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 59 00:05:21

Total Playing Time: 17:40:19






Author(s):
Hardy, Thomas

Reader(s):
Bentinck, Anna

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NAX86712

Barcode: 9789626348673

Release Date: 05/2008

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