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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy


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PUBLISHED: 31st May 2003
ISBN: 9780141439594
ANNOTATION:
Edited with Notes by Tim Dolin and an Introduction by Margaret R. Higonnet
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  • Paperback
    $13.95
PUBLISHED: 31st May 2003
ISBN: 9780141439594
ANNOTATION:
Edited with Notes by Tim Dolin and an Introduction by Margaret R. Higonnet

Annotation

Edited with Notes by Tim Dolin and an Introduction by Margaret R. Higonnet

Publisher Description

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, 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. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

Author Biography

Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and wrote both poetry and novels, including The Mayor of Casterbridge, Far From the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure. He died in 1928.Tim Dolin teaches English at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.Margaret R. Higonnet teaches English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut.

Review

"[Tess of the D'Urbervilles is] Hardy's finest, most complex and most notorious novel . . . The novel is not a mere plea for compassion for the eternal victim, though that is the banner it flies. It also involves a profound questioning of contemporary morality." -from the Introduction by Patricia Ingham

Prizes

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

Product Details

Short Title
TESS OF THE DURBERVILLES UPDAT
Pages
592
Publisher
Penguin Books
Edition Description
Updated
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0141439599
ISBN-13
9780141439594
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-05-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Tim Dolin
Subtitle
A Pure Woman
Author
Thomas Hardy
Residence
Egdon Heath, ENK