First published in 1891 and now considered a great classic of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day.
Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
- Kindle Customer
I can't even drive to Barnes and Noble and buy the book for this amount. The narrator does a good job and has a pleasant voice. The story was dismal, but of course, a classic and well-written. I needed to help my dyslexic son with an advanced placement class in high school by discussing it with him. We've both listened/are listening to it. This was a big help, although truth be told, I'd have never listened to this on my own.
Never hated a classic so much
I cannot describe how much I hated this book. I am a lover of classic literature, and I expected to like this book as well, but wow I hated it. I couldn't have cared less about any of the characters, especially Tess. I finished it only because it's almost impossible for me to start a book and not finish it. But it was a total waste of time. Possibly the worst book I've ever read.
excellence of hardys narrative
Understanding of human relationships exemplified by hardys focus on emotion as the basis for successful relationships, the folly of lust and downfall of its perpitraitors.
- J R Thompson
written and told with exceptional prose and language . Thoroughly enjoyed listening to words of long ago.