We want your feedback!
Click here
cover image of Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Christopher Venning Author · Eleanor Bron Author


Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

Penguin Classics presents Thomas Hardy's moving epic Tess of the D'Urbervilles, available as an abridged downloadable audiobook read by Eleanor Bron.When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

Publication Details

Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date:


  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 159 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 159 MB

Christopher Venning (Author)

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840 and became an apprentice architect at the age of sixteen. He spent his twenties in London, where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great sour...

More about Christopher Venning


Author :
Thomas Hardy
Author :
Eleanor Bron
Narrator :
Eleanor Bron
Narrator :
Eleanor Bron
Author :
Christopher Venning
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Copy and paste the code into your website.