Tess of the d’Urbervilles

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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 greatest tragic writer among the English novelists’ Virginia Woolf

With its depiction of the wronged ‘pure woman’ Tess and its powerful criticism of Victorian hypocrisy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy’s novels. When its heroine, Tess Durbeyfield, is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urbervilles, 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.

Edited with notes by TIM DOLIN and an Introduction by MARGARET R. HIGONNET

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Weight 0.404 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

517

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K