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Tess Of The d'Urbervilles
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date July 28, 2005
Pages 443
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192840691
ISBN-10 019284069X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $8.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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