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Author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.

Title The well-beloved [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Naxos Audiobooks, 2020.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 39 min.)) : digital.
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Series Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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Cast Read by Leighton Pugh.
Summary 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- England -- Portland -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- England -- Portland -- Fiction.
Sculptors -- England -- Portland -- Fiction.
Sculptors -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction.
Unrequited love -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction.
Relationship addiction -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre Love stories.
Added Author Hetherington, T. B. (Thomas Baines)
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ISBN 9781781983430 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1781983437 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13898398
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