Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 30/01/2003
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
A pure woman
In a world where women are flogged in some countries for being raped, Hardy's novel is still shockingly relevant. Tess Durbeyfield goes to work for a rich ... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet


With its depiction of the wronged 'pure woman' Tess and its powerful criticism of Victorian hypocrisy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

When its heroine, Tess Durbeyfield, is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141439594
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Weight: 404g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
This was the first Hardy I read, and I've been smitten ever since. The beautiful way it is written, combined with the landscape of Hardy's Wessex makes for... READ MORE
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
This is a truly enchanting book. Young girls today should read this as a warning for later life. It is a beautifully written tale of a young girl who sur... READ MORE
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
…….paperback version. Have seen various TV and film versions, time I read Thomas Hardy’s classic. His writings evocative of the times, strong characters... READ MORE