Author Rating: A

Tess of the D’Urbervilles (read 1980s, listened Recorded Book 6/07) Highly recommended

An absolutely wonderful story about choices.

Far From The Madding Crowd (read 1980s) Recommended

Like Tess, this is a novel about choices that people make in a changing world that they don’t always understand.

Jude The Obscure (read 1980s) Recommended

Hardy’s last novel is about thwarted desires.

Set during the transitional period of the late 19th century and depicting social upheaval from a personal point of view, Hardy’s novels are for good reason considered classics.