Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Hardback Published on: 06/11/2008
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Synopsis

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.
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning [Coralie Bickford-Smith](https://www.waterstones.com/author/coralie-bickford-smith/2396015), these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. [Thomas Hardy](https://www.waterstones.com/author/thomas-hardy/27504) (1840-1928), born Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, originally trained as an architect before earning his living as a writer. Though he saw himself primarily as a poet, Hardy was the author of some of the late eighteenth century's major novels: *The Mayor of Casterbridge* (1886), *Tess of the D'Urbervilles* (1891), *Far from the Madding Crowd* (1874), and *Jude the Obscure* (1895). Amidst the controversy caused by *Jude the Obscure*, he turned to the poetry he had been writing all his life. In the next thirty years he published over nine hundred poems and his epic drama in verse, The Dynasts.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141040332
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Weight: 743g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 138 x 48 mm

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
I love Tess because she is a real woman with complex emotions. Hardy has created a believable novel because none of the characters are black and white, Ale... READ MORE
Emily Rolph