The Well-Beloved

Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

'The Well-Beloved' tells the story of Jocelyn Pierston and his love for three generations of women - the grandmother, her daughter and grand-daughter over a period of forty years. Pierston is seeking for perfection in his choice of lover and in doing so lets opportunities for happiness pass him by. However, at the end of his life, he finds some kind of contentment in compromise. (Summary by Simon Evers)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 Preface Simon Evers
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Play 01 Part First - Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 02 Part First - Chapter 2 Simon Evers
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Play 03 Part First - Chapter 3 Simon Evers
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Play 04 Part First - Chapter 4 Simon Evers
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Play 05 Part First - Chapter 5 Simon Evers
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Play 06 Part First - Chapter 6 Simon Evers
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Play 07 Part First - Chapter 7 Simon Evers
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Play 08 Part First - Chapter 8 Simon Evers
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Play 09 Part First - Chapter 9 Simon Evers
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Play 10 Part Second - Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 11 Part Second - Chapter 2 Simon Evers
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Play 12 Part Second - Chapter 3 Simon Evers
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Play 13 Part Second - Chapter 4 Simon Evers
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Play 14 Part Second - Chapter 5 Simon Evers
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Play 15 Part Second - Chapter 6 Simon Evers
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Play 16 Part Second - Chapter 7 Simon Evers
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Play 17 Part Second - Chapter 8 Simon Evers
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Play 18 Part Second - Chapter 9 Simon Evers
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Play 19 Part Second - Chapter 10 Simon Evers
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Play 20 Part Second - Chapter 11 Simon Evers
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Play 21 Part Second - Chapter 12 Simon Evers
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Play 22 Part Second - Chapter 13 Simon Evers
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Play 23 Part Third - Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 24 Part Third - Chapter 2 Simon Evers
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Play 25 Part Third - Chapter 3 Simon Evers
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Play 26 Part Third - Chapter 4 Simon Evers
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Play 27 Part Third - Chapter 5 Simon Evers
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Play 28 Part Third - Chapter 6 Simon Evers
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Play 29 Part Third - Chapter 7 Simon Evers
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Play 30 Part Third - Chapter 8 Simon Evers
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