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    • The Return of the Native

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Alan Rickman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set on Egdon Heath, a fictional barren moor in Wessex, Eustacia Vye longs for the excitement of city life but is cut off from the world in her grandfather's lonely cottage. Clym Yeobright who has returned to the area to become a schoolmaster seems to offer everything she dreams of: passion, excitement and the opportunity to escape. However, Clym's ambitions are quite different, and marriage only increases Eustacia's destructive restlessness, drawing others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness.

    Price: CDN$ 32.94

    • 10 Essential Pieces of Literature 2

    • Written by: Charles Dickens, Zane Grey, H.G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Taylor, Sam Ryan, Helen Leonard
    • Length: 93 hrs and 9 mins
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    This Audiobook contains the following works: "The Island of Doctor Moreau" [H.G. Wells], "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" [Thomas Hardy], "The Call of Cthulhu" [H.P Lovecraft], "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" [Mark Twain], "The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" [Robert Louis Stevenson], "Crime and Punishment" [Fyodor Dostoyevsky], "Wuthering Heights" [Emily Brontë], "A Christmas Carol" [Charles Dickens], "The jungle book" [Rudyard Kipling], "The Border Legion" [Zane Grey].

    Price: CDN$ 12.31

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Jack
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented was Thomas Hardy's penultimate novel.

    First published in 1891 and now considered a great classic of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day.

    Price: CDN$ 16.39

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • Written by: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
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    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    Price: CDN$ 68.32

    • The Richard Burton Poetry Collection

    • Written by: Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Richard Burton reads from Hardy and Donne, and performs a wonderful unabridged version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (along with Robert Hardy and John Neville).

    Price: CDN$ 13.02

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Peta Johnson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
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    Michael Henchard, a young hay trusser, overindulges in rum-laced furmity and quarrels with his wife, Susan. Spurred by alcohol, he decides to auction off his wife and baby daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, to a sailor, Mr. Newson, for five guineas. Once sober the next day, he is too late to recover his family. When he realizes that his wife and daughter are gone, probably for good, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far (21).

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of an impoverished family, must navigate a world of desire and romance once she meets Alec d'Urberville. The son of a rich widow, he takes a fancy to her and gets her a position as the poultry keeper on his family's estate. However, her good fortune is soon complicated by Alec's libertine ways, and Tess returns home shamed. Once recovered, she separates herself from the gossip by finding work at a dairy farm outside the village.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Jude the Obscure

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
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    Sexually innocent Jude Fawley is trapped into marriage by seductive Arabella Donn, but their union is an unhappy one and Arabella leaves him. Jude's welcome freedom allows him to pursue his obsession with his pretty cousin Sue Bridehead, a brilliant, charismatic free-thinker who would be his ideal soul-mate if not for her aversion to physical love. When Jude and Sue decide to lead their lives outside marriage they bring down on themselves all the force of a repressive society.

    Price: CDN$ 47.03

    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
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    Tess Durbeyfield has become one of the most famous female protagonists in 19th-century British literature. Betrayed by the two men in her life - Alec D’Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband - Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. In telling her desperate and passionate story, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader long after the novel is concluded.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • A Literary Christmas

    • Written by: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

    Price: CDN$ 9.55

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook is about the rise and fall of Michael Henchard. While out-of-work he gets drunk at a fair and impulsively sells his wife and baby for five guineas to a sailor. Eighteen years later he is reunited with his wife and daughter, who discover that he has gained wealth and respect and is now the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Though he attempts to make amends he is no less impulsive and once again loses everything due to bad luck and his violent, selfish and vengeful nature.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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    When John Durbeyfield discovers a family connection to the ancient Norman family, the D'Urbervilles, the fate of daughter Tess is transformed. Sent by her ambitious parents to visit her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess attracts the attention of the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded by him and alone in the world, she finds work as a milkmaid and the love of Angel Clare. Yet his love cannot accept the truth about Tess's past.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Jude The Obscure

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of a young country workman obsessed by his ambition to become an Oxford student, interwoven with his fraught relationships with two women.

    Price: CDN$ 28.69

    • Far From the Madding Crowd

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Richard Burton Poetry Collection : Volume 2

    • Written by: William Shakespeare, John Donne, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Distinguished actor and six-time Academy Award nominee Richard Burton reads a selection of his favourite poetry. Volume 2 in this dramatic audiobook series includes selections from William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Thomas Hardy....

    Price: CDN$ 13.02

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • Written by: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    Price: CDN$ 17.75

    • Jude the Obscure

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Brian Hall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of Jude Fawley's ambitions in life is a university education, but his dreams come crashing down around him when he is forced into marriage with Arabella. The marriage doesn't last long before his new bride abandons him for a different life. Left with nothing more than his broken dreams, Jude moves to the city of Christminster, where he finds work as a stonemason.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Naxos)

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is Hardy's masterpiece. It 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.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Far from the Madding Crowd

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hardy's first major literary success, here brought to life by narrator Nathaniel Parker, is the story of the independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle's farm, the largest estate in the area. She surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself. Attracted to this bold young woman are three suitors all vying for her affections. They include the lonely gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the young and handsome but inconsiderate Sergeant Troy and the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Esther Wane
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
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    When peddler John Durbeyfield learns that he may be a descendant of a noble family, he sends his oldest child, Tess, to “claim kin.” Blindly ushered into harm’s way, the strong-willed yet untinctured peasant girl is not prepared for the blighted course her life will take. Nor for those whose destructive desires will determine her fate, and force Tess to make only the most desperate of choices. From her tragic loss of innocence through betrayal and revenge, Tess’s struggle for survival challenged the era’s mores and the cruel indifference shown women in Victorian society. 

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

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