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Contents: MP3320

Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)

17:40:19
$212.10
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Chapter 1

6:42
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'And shall we ever come into our own again?'

5:47
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Chapter 2

6:02
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The young girls formed, indeed, the…

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Among these on-lookers were three…

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Chapter 3

5:21
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'I'll rock the cradle for 'ee, mother,' said the daughter…

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The Compleat Fortune-Teller was an old thick volume…

5:37
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Chapter 4

5:32
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While this question was being discussed…

5:41
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It was eleven o'clock before the family…

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The renewed subject, which seemed to have…

4:41
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By this time the mail-cart man…

5:32
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Chapter 5

3:39
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Rising early next day…

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Everything on this snug property…

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This embodiment of a d'Urberville…

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They had spent some time wandering…

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Chapter 6

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Tess seemed for the moment…

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Chapter 7

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'Not for less than a thousand pound!'

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Chapter 8

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He drew rein, and as they slowed…

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Chapter 9

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The birds that the two girls had brought in…

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He suited the action to the word, and…

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Chapter 10

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Approaching the hay-trussers…

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'You shall catch it for this, my gentlemen…'

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'Tis treacle,' said an observant matron.

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Chapter 11

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'Why, where be we?'

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Having buttoned the overcoat…

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Chapter 12

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'Tis quite true.'

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He emitted a laboured breath…

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'No,' said she…

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Chapter 13

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Parishioners dropped in by twos and threes…

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Chapter 14

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Her binding proceeds with clock-like monotony.

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A resolution which had surprised…

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Tess had drifted into a frame of mind…

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The most impressed of them said…

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Having the natural feelings of a tradesman…

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Chapter 15

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She had held so aloof of late…

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Chapter 16

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The bird's-eye perspective before her…

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Tess Durbeyfield, then, in good heart…

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Chapter 17

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The milkers formed quite a little battalion…

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'Oh yes; there's nothing like…'

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'Take it gentle, sir; take it gentle,' said the dairyman.

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Chapter 18

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It had never occurred to the straightforward…

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So we find Angel Clare at six-and-twenty…

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The early mornings were still sufficiently cool…

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Chapter 19

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Tess was conscious of neither time nor space.

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Tess, on her part, could not understand why…

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'Tess, fie for such bitterness!'

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Chapter 20

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The mixed, singular, luminous gloom…

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Chapter 21

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While the listeners were smiling…

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'So have you – so have we all,' said Marian…

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Chapter 22

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'Upon my soul and body, this here stooping…'

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Chapter 23

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Marian had lowered herself upon his arm…

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Tess's heart ached.

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Chapter 24

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Clare had studied the curves of those lips…

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Chapter 25

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To encounter her daily in the accustomed manner…

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Clare knew her well.

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Angel sat down, and the place…

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'I suppose it is farming or nothing for you now…'

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Chapter 26

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'Mercy Chant is of a very good family.'

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His mother made him sandwiches…

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Chapter 27

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'I've got to go a-skimming,' she pleaded…

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You quite misapprehend my parents.

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Chapter 28

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Although the early September weather was sultry…

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At last she got away, and did not stop…

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Chapter 29

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It all turned on that release.

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Clare had resolved never to kiss her until…

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Chapter 30

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'Londoners will drink it at their breakfasts…'

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'I like the other way rather best.'

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Chapter 31

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They unaffectedly sought each other's company…

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Her affection for him was now the breath and life…

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'But,' she timidly answered…

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'Are you sure you don't dislike me for it?'

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Chapter 32

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'So that, seriously, dearest Tess,' he continued…

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Next, he wished to see a little of the working…

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Chapter 33

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'Oh, nothing, dear,' he said from within.

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Her perception that Angel's bearing towards her…

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Upheld by the momentum of the time…

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'O my love, why do I love you so!'

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Chapter 34

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'That cock knew the weather was going to…'

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Suddenly he said with enthusiasm…

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Angel, suddenly recollecting that Tess…

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'O yes! I am sure that – '

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Chapter 35

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'Sit down, sit down,' he said gently.

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Behold, when thy face is made bare…

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They wandered on again in silence.

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Having nothing more to fear…

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Chapter 36

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'My position – is this,' he said abruptly.

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'Well, since you say no, I won't…'

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He spoke such things as these and more…

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Her eyelids, weighted with trouble…

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'Quite sure. We ought to part…

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Chapter 37

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Ah! Now she knew what he was dreaming of…

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It suddenly occurred to her to try persuasion…

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To make the call as unobtrusive as possible…

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'Until you come to me I must not try to come to you?'

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Chapter 38

6:38
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'Well, well; what's done can't be undone!'

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Chapter 39

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'We had your brief note three weeks ago…'

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'''Who can find a virtuous woman?…'''

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Chapter 40

5:35
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Hearing a footstep below, he rose…

5:04
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'I am going to Brazil alone, Izz,' said he.

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'Well, but, Izz, we'll part friends, anyhow?'

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Chapter 41

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Her reluctance to communicate with her…

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Among the difficulties of her lonely position…

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In the midst of these whimsical fancies…

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Chapter 42

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Towards the second evening she reached…

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She pulled off in disgust a bandage…

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Chapter 43

5:28
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So the two forces were at work here…

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Then one day a peculiar quality invaded the air…

5:57
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Putting on their gloves, all set to work…

5:40
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After this they continued for some long time…

5:47
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Chapter 44

5:00
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It was a year ago, all but a day…

5:49
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The second peal had been louder, and still…

5:17
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'Some imposter who wished to come into the town…'

5:39
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'The people are gone to afternoon service, I suppose?'

4:24
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Chapter 45

5:00
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As soon as she could reflect, it appalled her…

4:46
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'I have done nothing!'

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Tess, who had been quite unconscious of her action…

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Tess, half frightened, gave way to his importunity…

4:50
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Chapter 46

5:35
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Tess still did no more than listen…

4:42
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'Do not ask what I do not wish to tell!'

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'If so be you make an agreement to work for me…'

4:53
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'But I have. Though I don't believe in anything…

4:55
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'What, you have really arranged to preach, and – '

5:29
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Chapter 47

5:13
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The old men on the rising straw-rick talked of the…

5:25
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Tess continued to eat her modest dinner…

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'Well, never mind,' he resumed.

5:57
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Chapter 48

5:21
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The time for the rat-catching arrived…

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Angel, I live entirely for you.

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Chapter 49

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Angel's original intention had not been emigration…

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He thought of Tess as she had appeared on the day…

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To perfect the ballads was now her whimsical desire.

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Chapter 50

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She liked doing it after the confinement…

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'A jester might say this is just like Paradise…'

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Chapter 51

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'Didn't you see me?'

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Tess remained where she was a long while…

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Chapter 52

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The distance was great – too great…

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In the interim Tess, left with the children…

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Chapter 53

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He soon retired to bed; and the next morning…

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Chapter 54

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Some man, apparently the sexton, had observed…

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Chapter 55

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Tess appeared on the threshold…

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Chapter 56

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She need not have done so, however…

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Chapter 57

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By degrees he was inclined to believe…

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'I think we may as well steer in a general way…'

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Chapter 58

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Not more than a minute had elapsed…

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'A very Temple of the Winds,' he said.

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He kissed her to avoid a reply…

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Chapter 59

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Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)

17:40:19
$252.50
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Chapter 1

6:42
$1.25

'And shall we ever come into our own again?'

5:47
$1.25

Chapter 2

6:02
$1.25
Show 199 remaining tracks for Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (unabridged)

The young girls formed, indeed, the…

5:37
$1.25

Among these on-lookers were three…

6:11
$1.25

Chapter 3

5:21
$1.25

'I'll rock the cradle for 'ee, mother,' said the daughter…

5:28
$1.25

The Compleat Fortune-Teller was an old thick volume…

5:37
$1.25

Chapter 4

5:32
$1.25

While this question was being discussed…

5:41
$1.25

It was eleven o'clock before the family…

5:35
$1.25

The renewed subject, which seemed to have…

4:41
$1.25

By this time the mail-cart man…

5:32
$1.25

Chapter 5

3:39
$1.25

Rising early next day…

5:37
$1.25

Everything on this snug property…

5:02
$1.25

This embodiment of a d'Urberville…

5:14
$1.25

They had spent some time wandering…

6:01
$1.25

Chapter 6

5:54
$1.25

Tess seemed for the moment…

6:13
$1.25

Chapter 7

5:24
$1.25

'Not for less than a thousand pound!'

6:29
$1.25

Chapter 8

6:09
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He drew rein, and as they slowed…

5:53
$1.25

Chapter 9

5:04
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The birds that the two girls had brought in…

5:26
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He suited the action to the word, and…

4:14
$1.25

Chapter 10

3:53
$1.25

Approaching the hay-trussers…

5:17
$1.25

'You shall catch it for this, my gentlemen…'

5:12
$1.25

'Tis treacle,' said an observant matron.

6:50
$1.25

Chapter 11

5:08
$1.25

'Why, where be we?'

5:05
$1.25

Having buttoned the overcoat…

4:37
$1.25

Chapter 12

5:14
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'Tis quite true.'

4:46
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He emitted a laboured breath…

5:31
$1.25

'No,' said she…

6:16
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Chapter 13

4:14
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Parishioners dropped in by twos and threes…

4:00
$1.25

Chapter 14

6:09
$1.25

Her binding proceeds with clock-like monotony.

6:32
$1.25

A resolution which had surprised…

5:14
$1.25

Tess had drifted into a frame of mind…

5:02
$1.25

The most impressed of them said…

4:58
$1.25

Having the natural feelings of a tradesman…

3:28
$1.25

Chapter 15

3:42
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She had held so aloof of late…

3:42
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Chapter 16

4:50
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The bird's-eye perspective before her…

4:59
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Tess Durbeyfield, then, in good heart…

4:31
$1.25

Chapter 17

4:47
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The milkers formed quite a little battalion…

4:46
$1.25

'Oh yes; there's nothing like…'

5:01
$1.25

'Take it gentle, sir; take it gentle,' said the dairyman.

5:30
$1.25

Chapter 18

4:41
$1.25

It had never occurred to the straightforward…

5:07
$1.25

So we find Angel Clare at six-and-twenty…

5:06
$1.25

The early mornings were still sufficiently cool…

5:16
$1.25

Chapter 19

5:37
$1.25

Tess was conscious of neither time nor space.

5:08
$1.25

Tess, on her part, could not understand why…

5:09
$1.25

'Tess, fie for such bitterness!'

4:42
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Chapter 20

5:31
$1.25

The mixed, singular, luminous gloom…

4:47
$1.25

Chapter 21

5:42
$1.25

While the listeners were smiling…

5:10
$1.25

'So have you – so have we all,' said Marian…

4:25
$1.25

Chapter 22

4:38
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'Upon my soul and body, this here stooping…'

3:14
$1.25

Chapter 23

5:49
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Marian had lowered herself upon his arm…

6:13
$1.25

Tess's heart ached.

6:25
$1.25

Chapter 24

6:04
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Clare had studied the curves of those lips…

4:59
$1.25

Chapter 25

5:22
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To encounter her daily in the accustomed manner…

4:53
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Clare knew her well.

4:59
$1.25

Angel sat down, and the place…

4:55
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'I suppose it is farming or nothing for you now…'

4:34
$1.25

Chapter 26

5:22
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'Mercy Chant is of a very good family.'

5:28
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His mother made him sandwiches…

6:07
$1.25

Chapter 27

5:22
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'I've got to go a-skimming,' she pleaded…

5:13
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You quite misapprehend my parents.

5:17
$1.25

Chapter 28

6:32
$1.25

Although the early September weather was sultry…

3:34
$1.25

At last she got away, and did not stop…

3:27
$1.25

Chapter 29

5:40
$1.25

It all turned on that release.

4:59
$1.25

Clare had resolved never to kiss her until…

3:59
$1.25

Chapter 30

6:25
$1.25

'Londoners will drink it at their breakfasts…'

6:46
$1.25

'I like the other way rather best.'

5:14
$1.25

Chapter 31

5:15
$1.25

They unaffectedly sought each other's company…

5:25
$1.25

Her affection for him was now the breath and life…

5:23
$1.25

'But,' she timidly answered…

4:50
$1.25

'Are you sure you don't dislike me for it?'

3:24
$1.25

Chapter 32

5:02
$1.25

'So that, seriously, dearest Tess,' he continued…

5:27
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Next, he wished to see a little of the working…

6:16
$1.25

Chapter 33

5:06
$1.25

'Oh, nothing, dear,' he said from within.

5:31
$1.25

Her perception that Angel's bearing towards her…

5:38
$1.25

Upheld by the momentum of the time…

5:42
$1.25

'O my love, why do I love you so!'

3:47
$1.25

Chapter 34

5:44
$1.25

'That cock knew the weather was going to…'

5:28
$1.25

Suddenly he said with enthusiasm…

5:49
$1.25

Angel, suddenly recollecting that Tess…

6:02
$1.25

'O yes! I am sure that – '

4:24
$1.25

Chapter 35

6:42
$1.25

'Sit down, sit down,' he said gently.

6:35
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Behold, when thy face is made bare…

4:04
$1.25

They wandered on again in silence.

3:41
$1.25

Having nothing more to fear…

3:53
$1.25

Chapter 36

5:14
$1.25

'My position – is this,' he said abruptly.

5:16
$1.25

'Well, since you say no, I won't…'

4:57
$1.25

He spoke such things as these and more…

5:49
$1.25

Her eyelids, weighted with trouble…

4:42
$1.25

'Quite sure. We ought to part…

4:00
$1.25

Chapter 37

5:11
$1.25

Ah! Now she knew what he was dreaming of…

5:08
$1.25

It suddenly occurred to her to try persuasion…

5:03
$1.25

To make the call as unobtrusive as possible…

5:04
$1.25

'Until you come to me I must not try to come to you?'

3:06
$1.25

Chapter 38

6:38
$1.25

'Well, well; what's done can't be undone!'

6:48
$1.25

Chapter 39

5:51
$1.25

'We had your brief note three weeks ago…'

5:55
$1.25

'''Who can find a virtuous woman?…'''

6:23
$1.25

Chapter 40

5:35
$1.25

Hearing a footstep below, he rose…

5:04
$1.25

'I am going to Brazil alone, Izz,' said he.

5:04
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'Well, but, Izz, we'll part friends, anyhow?'

3:21
$1.25

Chapter 41

4:53
$1.25

Her reluctance to communicate with her…

5:18
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Among the difficulties of her lonely position…

4:39
$1.25

In the midst of these whimsical fancies…

4:31
$1.25

Chapter 42

4:35
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Towards the second evening she reached…

4:19
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She pulled off in disgust a bandage…

4:50
$1.25

Chapter 43

5:28
$1.25

So the two forces were at work here…

5:36
$1.25

Then one day a peculiar quality invaded the air…

5:57
$1.25

Putting on their gloves, all set to work…

5:40
$1.25

After this they continued for some long time…

5:47
$1.25

Chapter 44

5:00
$1.25

It was a year ago, all but a day…

5:49
$1.25

The second peal had been louder, and still…

5:17
$1.25

'Some imposter who wished to come into the town…'

5:39
$1.25

'The people are gone to afternoon service, I suppose?'

4:24
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Chapter 45

5:00
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As soon as she could reflect, it appalled her…

4:46
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'I have done nothing!'

5:32
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Tess, who had been quite unconscious of her action…

5:19
$1.25

Tess, half frightened, gave way to his importunity…

4:50
$1.25

Chapter 46

5:35
$1.25

Tess still did no more than listen…

4:42
$1.25

'Do not ask what I do not wish to tell!'

5:34
$1.25

'If so be you make an agreement to work for me…'

4:53
$1.25

'But I have. Though I don't believe in anything…

4:55
$1.25

'What, you have really arranged to preach, and – '

5:29
$1.25

Chapter 47

5:13
$1.25

The old men on the rising straw-rick talked of the…

5:25
$1.25

Tess continued to eat her modest dinner…

5:25
$1.25

'Well, never mind,' he resumed.

5:57
$1.25

Chapter 48

5:21
$1.25