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Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Complete Classics)

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Review:

"Anna Bentinck ratchets up the melodrama for this full-blooded reading of Hardy's classic — a staple of high-school English classes everywhere. Students desperate to penetrate Hardy's notoriously slow masterpiece should turn to Bentinck, who gives it an intense emotional coloring. She makes Hardy sound like a brother to the Bront sisters: passionate and brooding. Bentinck alternates between a crisp, precise narrative voice that sounds like Helen Mirren, and Tess's own voice, quavering, shallow and meek. Bentinck retains her composure throughout, and her assured performance may be a welcome rescue for struggling 11th graders across the country. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789626348673
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Read by:
Bentinck, Anna
Read:
Bentinck, Anna
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, Defendant
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Complete Classics
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.39x5.47x2.35 in. 1.02 lbs.
Media Run Time:
062

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Product details pages Naxos Audiobooks - English 9789626348673 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anna Bentinck ratchets up the melodrama for this full-blooded reading of Hardy's classic — a staple of high-school English classes everywhere. Students desperate to penetrate Hardy's notoriously slow masterpiece should turn to Bentinck, who gives it an intense emotional coloring. She makes Hardy sound like a brother to the Bront sisters: passionate and brooding. Bentinck alternates between a crisp, precise narrative voice that sounds like Helen Mirren, and Tess's own voice, quavering, shallow and meek. Bentinck retains her composure throughout, and her assured performance may be a welcome rescue for struggling 11th graders across the country. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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