Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy buy used Used & Rare price $6.70 new from$4.99 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Trade Paperback Publisher: Wordsworth Classics Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1853260053 ISBN - 13:9781853260056 Seller Comments: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 384 p. From the Publisher Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at CanterburySet in Hardy''s Wessex, Tess is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards. Its challenging sub-title, A Pure Woman, infuriated critics when the book was first published in 1891, and it was condemned as immoral and pessimistic.It tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d''Urbeville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy. It explores Tess''s 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 age.