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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback)

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Tragedy haunts the works of Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), whose fiction abounds in star-crossed lovers and other characters thwarted by fate or their own shortcomings. Hardy's outspoken criticism of Victorian society excited such profound controversy that the author abandoned fiction and in the 20th century published only poetry.

The ne'er-do-well sire of a starving brood suddenly discovers a family connection to the aristocracy, and his selfish scheme to capitalize on their wealth sets a fateful plot in motion. Jack Durbeyfield dispatches his gentle daughter Tess to the home of their noble kin, anticipating a lucrative match between the lovely girl and a titled cousin. Innocent Tess finds the path of the d'Urberville estate paved with ruin in this gripping tale of the inevitability of fate and the tragic nature of existence.
Subtitled A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented, Thomas Hardy's sympathetic portrait of a blameless young woman's destruction first appeared in 1891. Its powerful indictment of Victorian hypocrisy, along with its unconventional focus on the rural lower class and its direct treatment of sexuality and religion, raised a ferocious public outcry.Tess of the D'Ubervilles is Hardy's penultimate novel; the pressures of critical infamy shortly afterward drove the author to abandon the genre in favor of poetry. Like his fictional heroine, the artist fell victim to a rigidly oppressive moral code.
Today, Tess is regarded as Hardy's masterpiece, embodying all of the most profoundly moving elements of its creator's dark vision. No perspective on 19th-century fiction is complete without a consideration of this compelling tale, now available in an inexpensive and high-quality edition.


ISBN 9780486415895
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format Paperback
Pages 321
Publisher Date 2001-06-14 00:00:00.0
Publisher Dover Pubns
Copyright Year 2001
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Series Name Dover Thrift Editions
Audience General/trade
Authors Hardy, Thomas

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    A very good read of a very sad tale. If only they had the internet, cell phones, and could get hold of each other, they all wouldn't have suffered so much. Thank Goodness for such great communication now days. And Thank Goodness for Big machines to help us do much of the farm work!

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