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Two On A Tower

AuthorThomas Hardy

NarratorMichael Kitchen

Duration9h 51m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Classics

PublisherChivers

VersionUnabridged

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The unhappily married Lady Constantine breaks all the rules of social decorum when she falls in love with Swithin St. Cleeve, an astronomer who is ten years her junior. Her husband's death leaves the lovers free to marry, but the discovery of a legacy forces them apart.

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