Tess of the DUrbervilles

Hardy, Thomas

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Cruelly seduced by her relative, the cynical Alec D’Urberville, betrayed by the moral Angel Clare and haunted by her guilt and shame, Tess becomes Hardy’s indictment of all the crimes and hyprocrisies of 19th century England.

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The Penguin English Library Edition of Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

“I would be content, ay, glad, to live with you as your servant, if I may not as your wife; so that I could only be near you, and get glimpses of you, and think of you as mine … I long for only one thing in heaven or earth or under the earth, to meet you, my own dear! Come to me – come to me, and save me from what threatens me!”

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her ‘cousin’ Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy’s novels.

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Weight 340 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 21 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

486

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.8 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K