After auctioning off his wife and daughter during a drinking bout, Henchard suffers pangs of deep remorse. When they reappear eighteen years later, he tries to make amends only to learn a dark secret about his daughter. AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE ONLY.
What can anyone say of Flo Gibson reading Thomas Hardy but "Bravo! As is true of most of Gibson's work, the narrative proceeds at an efficient, comfortable clip. Something of her maternal calm frames the story, as in the opening paragraphs, when the protagonists are seen making their way along a country road, " ... plainly, but not ill-clad... . Hardy's sense of the tragic foreshadows these early descriptions, and Gibson's firm voice is its counterpoint. An excellent treatment of a brilliant novel.