Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy audiobook

Wessex Tales

By Thomas Hardy
Read by Neville Jason

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10.57 Hours Unabridged
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Wessex Tales, a collection of short stories that includes “The Three Strangers,” “The Withered Arm,” and “The Distracted Preacher,” deals with a number of timeless themes seen so often in the work of Thomas Hardy: marriage, class, revenge, and disappointed love. Many of the tales have a supernatural tinge, and all are set around Hardy’s beloved homeland.

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Wessex Tales, a collection of short stories that includes “The Three Strangers,” “The Withered Arm,” and “The Distracted Preacher,” deals with a number of timeless themes seen so often in the work of Thomas Hardy: marriage, class, revenge, and disappointed love. Many of the tales have a supernatural tinge, and all are set around Hardy’s beloved homeland.

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Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Neville Jason beautifully conveys the rich depictions of people and place, including regional and historical speech patterns and characters of varying ages and stations. Romance and family life are often Hardy’s focus. Many of the men fall in love with love and propose to many women, or the same one often, only to be repeatedly rebuffed. In one standout story, a married woman falls in love with a poet she’s never met, a situation that ends in a double tragedy. In another story, the celebration of a baby’s birth is so well rendered that listeners will feel they’re there.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 10.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English