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Tess of the Durbervilles
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date October 1, 1998
Binding Prebinding
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781417647026
ISBN-10 1417647027
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $14.55
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Tess, the eldest daughter of a poor carter in Marlott, goes to work for the rich d'Uberville family, where she becomes pregnant with the child of Alec, the d'Uberville's son. This action makes her a fallen woman, and leads to tragedy. Tess of the d'Urbervilles got mixed reception when it was published because it portrayed Tess sympathetically and challenged the prevailing sexual mores. A copy was burnt by the Bishop of Wakefield. Thomas Hardy was an English novelist, short-story writer, and poet. He destroyed the manuscript of his first, unplaced novel, but -- encouraged by mentor and friend George Meredith -- tried again. His important work took place in an area of southern England he called Wessex, named after the English kingdom that existed before the Norman Conquest.



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