Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Version: Unabridged
Author: Thomas Hardy
Narrator: Davina Porter
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: December 2003
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 17 hours
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Tess Durbeyfield, a peasant girl and cast-off descendant of English aristocracy, has become one of the most famous female protagonists in 19th-century British literature. Betrayed by the two men in her life-Alec D'Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband-Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. In telling her desperate and passionate story, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader long after the novel is concluded.

Author Details

Author Details

Hardy, Thomas

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), enduring author of the twentieth century, wrote the classics Jude the Obscure, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and many other works.