Hardy's first masterpiece explores the conflicts between steady devotion and
flaring passion. This novel presents a rich portrait of rustic, 19th-century
Hardy's first popular success, this novel is the story of a strong-willed woman
who toys with three suitors only to find herself stranded in a disastrous
marriage. In May 1998, public television's "Masterpiece Theatre" broadcast a
movie adaptation of this classic. 10 cassettes in a book pack.