Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles


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One of the greatest English tragic novels, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES (1891) is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by convent…

Far From The Madding Crowd, version 2


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Far From The Madding Crowd is Hardy's fourth novel. It centres on the lives of five characters: Gabriel Oak, Bathsheba Everdene, Mr Boldwood…

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (version 2)


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Tess of the d'Urbervilles subtitled, "A Pure Woman," is the story of a young working woman named Tess Durbeyfield who is sent by h…

Far from the Madding Crowd


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Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and offers in ample measure the details of English rural life that Hardy so…

Ghost Story Collection 003


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Jude the Obscure (Version 2)


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Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, dec…

The Woodlanders (version 2)


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The Woodlanders is one of Hardy's later novels, although he originally intended it as a successor to Far From The Madding Crowd. It concerns…

The Mayor of Casterbridge


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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, "The Life and Death of a Man of Character&…

A Pair of Blue Eyes


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The book describes the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen …

The Mayor of Casterbridge (version 2)


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Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural …

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (version 3)


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"Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented" is a novel by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1891. It initially …

The Return of the Native


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Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Vic…

Life's Little Ironies; A Set Of Tales With Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled A …


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Eighteen short stories by a master story teller. - Summary by david wales

Jude the Obscure


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Jude the Obscure is the last of Thomas Hardy's novels, begun as a magazine serial and first published in book form in 1895. Its hero Jude Fa…

The Hand of Ethelberta


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Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but became a governess and consequently, at the age of 18, married well. However, her husband …

Under the Greenwood Tree


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This novel is subtitled The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. The Quire is the group of musicians who accompany the hym…

Two On A Tower


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The plot concerns two – literally starcrossed – lovers: Swithin St. Cleeve, a very young amateur astronomer, and Viviette Constantine, an un…

Wessex Tales


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Wessex Tales is a collection of six short stories written by Hardy in the 1880’s. If you’ve never read Hardy they’ll serve as a good introdu…

Short Story Collection Vol. 047


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 047: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, i…

A Laodicean


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The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she…

The Well-Beloved


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'The Well-Beloved' tells the story of Jocelyn Pierston and his love for three generations of women - the grandmother, her daughter and grand…

The Return of the Native (version 2 dramatic reading)


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Clym Yeobright returns home to Egdon Heath, a scattered collection of houses on the isolated Wessex moors, and is caught up in a "love …

A Group of Noble Dames


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The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of…

Desperate Remedies


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Cytherea Graye is poor, but accepts a post as lady's maid to the eccentric Miss Aldclyffe, the woman whom her father had loved but had not b…

Short Story Collection Vol. 059


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LibriVox readers bring you 20 short stories including lesser known works by Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edgar Allan Poe, an ear…

The Trumpet Major


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Our heroine, Anne Garland, lives quietly in a rural community deep in the English countryside. However, the arrival of several regiments pr…

A Changed Man And Other Tales


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Eleven short stories. - Summary by david wales

The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid


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A milkmaid, Margery, encounters a mysterious foreigner and perhaps prevents him from committing suicide. In gratitude, the man offers her an…

The Woodlanders


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The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, …

Romantic Poetry Collection 001


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A collection of romatic poems for St Valentine's day.

Stories of Successful Marriages


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A collection of short stories by celebrated authors on the subject of successful marriages. Pieces originally appeared in other publications…

Short Poetry Collection 112


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 115


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2012.

The Mayor of Casterbridge (version 3)


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In a fit of drunkenness, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder at a country fair. He lives with regret and…

Short Story Collection Vol. 046


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 046: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

Una mujer soñadora -Thomas Hardy- AlbaLearning Audiolibros y Libros Gratis


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La señora Marchmill abrió uno de los libros y vio, escrito en la primera página, el nombre de su dueño. —¡…

Short Story Collection Vol. 049


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 049: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.'H…

Wessex Poems


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A collection of poetry by Thomas Hardy, some of which were previously published or adapted into his prose works. - Summary by Libby Gohn

Short Poetry Collection 116


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This is a collection of 25 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2013.

In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of "In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations" by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry pro…

Short Poetry Collection 020


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 020: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Song of the Soldiers' Wives


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Thomas Hardy is regarded as one of the best English novelists. His novels are heartbreaking, unconventional, sad and lyrical. He also wrote …

Short Poetry Collection 137


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This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2014.

Short Poetry Collection 073


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This is an open collection of poems for the month of November 2008.

Stories in Black and White


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This is a collection of short mystery stories, written in very different styles by eight different authors. - Summary by Carolin

Short Poetry Collection 114


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2012.

The Oxen


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LibriVox volunteers bring you seven different recordings of The Oxen, by Thomas Hardy. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of De…

Una Mujer Soñadora


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Short Poetry Collection 105


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 136


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This is a collection of 22 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2014.

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses (Selection)


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Hardy claimed poetry as his first love, and published collections until his death in 1928. Although not as well received by his contemporari…

Short Poetry Collection 063


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 063: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 089


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of July 2010.

Short Poetry Collection 013


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 013: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 019


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 019: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 070


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This is a collection of poems for the month of August 2008

The Ruined Maid


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While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. In…

Short Poetry Collection 062


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LibriVox's New Short Poetry Collection 062: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 085


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of January 2010.

Short Poetry Collection 176


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This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2018

Short Poetry Collection 162


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This is a collection of 28 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 166


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This is a collection of 36 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 099


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 068


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 068: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

Short Poetry Collection 049


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 049: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 156


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2016.

Middle Age Enthusiasms


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Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novel…

Short Poetry Collection 061


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LibriVox's New Short Poetry Collection 061: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 052


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 052: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 005


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 005: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 086


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of February 2010.

Poetic Duets


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This selection of poems has many favourites from authors such as Edward Lear and Robert Browning, as well as less well known authors. We hop…

Short Poetry Collection 153


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2016.

La historia de un hombre supersticioso -Thomas Hardy- AlbaLearning Audiolibros y…


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Short Poetry Collection 069


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 069: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries, with Miscellaneous Pieces


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Published in 1914, this is a compilation of 107 poems by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), who is probably better known as the author of such famous…

Short Poetry Collection 173


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This is a collection of 41 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 138


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This is a collection of 25 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2014.

Short Poetry Collection 160


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This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 163


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This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2016. It also includes a long poem, The Legend of Jubal by Georg…

Short Poetry Collection 147


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This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2015.

Short Poetry Collection 180


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This is a collection of 50 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for May 2018.

La historia de un hombre supersticioso -Thomas Hardy- AlbaLearning Audiolibros …


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“Hubo algo muy extraño acerca de la muerte de William, ¡muy extraño de veras!” suspiró con melancolía un h…

Short Poetry Collection 134


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This is a collection of 18 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2014.

Christmas Short Works Collection 2017


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features 29 readings in English, Lithuanian, Spanish and Romanian.