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audiobook: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

audiobook: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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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 conventional morality and its antithesis. Born near Dorchester,
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between
Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex. He was a
controversial writer whose work often showed the result of flouting the
rigid Victorian moral code — his novel JUDE THE OBSCURE was (allegedly)
burned by the Bishop of Wakefield for its shocking content. Hardy was
an unflinching observer and in TESS has left us some unforgettable
vignettes of rural life in late 19th-century England: the slow death of
a flock of wounded pheasants, the monotony of field labour under an
iron gray sky, and the itinerant farm worker’s seasonal round. (Summary
by Adrian Praetzellis)
The ZyngRule audiobook reader has the following features:

* Table of Contents
* Pocket Guard Screen Lock: a translucent overlay prevents accidental button presses while your iphone is placed in your pocket
* 10-second rewind and fast-forward
* Sound effects


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