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The Well-Beloved (Unabridged)

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XA 0481
The Well-Beloved (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781983430
Download Size: 350 Mb
Running Time: 06:39:36
Digital UPC: 9781781983430

Release Date: November 2020
Originally recorded in November 2020
Thomas Hardy
Leighton Pugh
Spoken Word

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The Well-Beloved (Unabridged)
Thomas Hardy
Read by Leighton Pugh

Jocelyn Pierston, a successful sculptor, is helpless in the face of ‘the well-beloved’: the manifestation of perfect womanhood that seems to move like a will-o’-the-wisp from one acquaintance to the next. It shapes his whole life. Where his artistry involves permanence – cold stone objects – his heart is caught by ephemeral beauty. After years spent in London, a return to his rocky birthplace, the Isle of Slingers, sparks Pierston’s extraordinary involvement with three generations of the Caro family. As a reworking of his earlier The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved, it is the last novel that Hardy wrote, in 1897 – not a realist work, but instead a rather fantastical exploration of male desire.

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