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Deluxe Hardback Classics Tess Of The Du

by Hardy Thomas

February 9, 2009 | Hardcover

Deluxe Hardback Classics Tess Of The Du is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 592 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 2 in

Published: February 9, 2009

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141040335

ISBN - 13: 9780141040332

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Where was the Providence of her simple faith?" Thomas Hardy is the darkest of English novelists, and this is his greatest work. The heroine, Tess Durbeyfield, is incomparable. The tale is so tragic, and Tess is so mistreated--by her parents, who send her knowingly into harms way, by both the men in her life, who feel holier through Tess' suffering, and by the patriarchal society that condemns her--and yet she remains so strong. She is so goddess-like, and has such strength of will, it seems like nothing would have hurt her if she didn't have to become mortal, and sleep.
Date published: 2006-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read This is a very unusual and thought-provoking book! It is quite long but certainly worth the time and effort because the characters are flawlessly presented and the plot is riveting. Hardy's depth of thought, philosophical outlook and remarkable perception make this a memorable read for anyone interested in literature. The novel is set in rural England in the 1880s and tells the remarkable story of a beautiful young girl named Tess who is a victim of the harsh and unjust society in which she lives. 'Tess' is a great book that should never be forgotten.
Date published: 2002-07-17

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Deluxe Hardback Classics Tess Of The Du

Deluxe Hardback Classics Tess Of The Du

by Hardy Thomas

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 592 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 2 in

Published: February 9, 2009

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141040335

ISBN - 13: 9780141040332

From the Publisher

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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.

About the Author

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840. He wrote novels and poetry, much of which is set in the semi-imaginary county of Wessex. His novels include Far From the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'Urbervilles(1891) and Jude the Obscure (1895). He published his first volume of poetry, Wessex Poems, in 1898 and continued to publish collections of poems until his death on 11 January 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.

Editorial Reviews

“[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