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Summary

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and to seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her cousin Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.

Thomas Hardy’s timeless masterpiece is brought to life in this new recording by Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless, His Dark Materials).   

With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic novels of all time.

Public Domain (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Anne-Marie Duff on narrating Tess.
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Thoroughly enjoyed

The struggles and injustice suffered by Tess, and the highs and lows of her unjustly tarnished life make for a fabulous story, some glorious evocative scenes and some heart rending moments for the reader. Loved it!

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Exquisite

A beautiful and moving narration of a wonderful work of literature. Anne Marie Duff gives an exquisite performance of the accents , emotion and songs. Her Tess was vulnerable, naive and resilient

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Harrowing but hopeful

I have read this book more than once and get angry at the historical misogyny, but it is an excellent story and it was very well performed.

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Fantastic!

The narration was one of the best I've heard. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute. A great classic, highly recommended!

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A wonderfully read classic

I really enjoyed Anne Marie Duff's reading of this much loved classic which I studied many Yeats ago for A Level.

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Loved it!

A lyrical sculptor! And the most trajic love story, based around an area of the south that I adore. Very well read.

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Excellent Performance

I loved this performance. What a sweet and heartbreaking story! Highly recommend this version and the book overall. Makes a person think about what women have endured for centuries.