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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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'She looked absolutely pure. Nature, in her fantastic trickery, had set such a seal of maidenhood upon Tess's countenance that he gazed at her with a stupefied air: "Tess- say it is not true! No, it is not true!"'Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her pastcatches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice.Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as 'a pure woman', caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel, and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created. This unique critical text istaken from the authoritative Clarendon edition, which is based on the manuscript collated with all Hardy's subsequent revisions.
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Full title tess of the d urbervilles
Author hardy thomas
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Last Update 2018-05-21 15:46:10PM
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title_display Tess of the d'Urbervilles
title_full Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tim Dolin ; with an introduction by Margaret R. Higonnet, Tess of the D'Urbervilles / by Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles [sound recording] / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'urbervilles / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Tess of the d'Urbervilles / by Thomas Hardy ; introduction by Robert B. Heilman, Tess of the d'Urbervilles / with photos. of the author, his environment, and the setting of the book, together with an introd. by Carl J. Weber, Tess of the d'Urbervilles [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy
title_short Tess of the d'Urbervilles
topic_facet Audiobooks, Children of clergy, Children of the rich, Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Poor families, Romance, Rural conditions, Social classes, Social life and customs, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Women domestics, Women murderers, Young women