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Two on a Tower (Digital Audiobook)

By Thomas Hardy, Wanda McCaddon (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 23, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2004)
Paperback (6/28/2020)
Paperback (12/6/2020)
Paperback (1/19/2021)
Paperback (8/14/2020)
Paperback (12/6/2020)
Paperback (4/12/2017)
Paperback (11/22/2020)
Paperback (5/14/2018)
Paperback (8/1/2020)
Paperback (8/1/2020)
Paperback (12/29/2020)
Paperback (4/20/2015)
Paperback (4/2/2015)
Paperback (1/27/2021)
Paperback (3/25/2021)

Description

Thomas Hardy's moving story of star-crossed lovers shows human beings at the mercy of forces beyond their control, setting a tragic drama of human passion against a backdrop of space and scientific discovery.Unhappily married, Lady Constantine defies social standards when she falls in love with the youthful and socially inferior Swithin St. Cleeve. In an ancient monument converted into an astronomical observatory, they isolate themselves from society and create their own private universe-until the pressures of the outside world threaten to tear them apart.


About the Author

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.