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by | Read by Ralph Cosham

Classics • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1891

Ralph Cosham’s narration of of Hardy's classic English novel captures the essence of naïve Tess, a poor, beautiful country girl. With textured characterizations and a seamless narrative, Cosham depicts Tess's seduction and betrayal by Alec, a country nobleman. Cosham’s English accent and polished performance render the society and customs of the 1800s with a vividness that brings them to life. When Tess's baby dies, Alec once again pursues her relentlessly—this time to become his mistress. Tess has already fallen in love with Angel, a clergyman's son. Yet when Angel learns of Tess's past, he abandons her, and Tess learns she is only valued for her use to others. Cosham delivers the timeless appeal of Hardy’s tragic story of seduction and abandonment. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1501-8 $26.95 • Twelve CDs

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Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1498-1 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433214998 $110.00 • Twelve CDs

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