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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication date August 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781853260056
ISBN-10 1853260053
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
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Original list price $3.99
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Summaries and Reviews
The story of a simple country girl whose family's pretentions lead to her destruction (view table of contents) description: Product Description: Set in Hardys Wessex Tess is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards Its challenging subtitle A Pure Woman infuriated critics when the book was first published in 1891 and it was condemned as immoral and pessimisticIt tells of Tess Durbeyfield the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of dUrbeville In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy It explores Tesss relationships with two very different men her struggle against the social mores of the rural Victorian world which she inhabits and the hypocrisy of the ageIn addressing the double standards of the time Hardys masterly evocation of a world which we have lost provides one of the most compelling stories in the canon of English literature whose appeal today defies the judgement of Hardys contemporary critics

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