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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

ISBN : 9780199537051

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Author: 
Thomas Hardy; Simon Gatrell; Juliet Grindle
Pages
496 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
130 x 196 mm
Pub date
Aug 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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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 past catches 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 is taken from the authoritative Clarendon edition, which is based on the manuscript collated with all Hardy's subsequent revisions.

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Edited by Simon Gatrell, Professor of English, University of Georgia, Juliet Grindle, and Penny Boumelha, Jury Professor of English Language and Literature and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide

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