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The Well-Beloved

Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Leighton Pugh Audiobook

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.

© 2021 Naxos Audiobooks (Audiobook) ISBN: 9781781983430

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