Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)

Thomas Hardy, Tim Dolin


A heartbreaking portrayal of a girl confronted by way of an very unlikely selection within the pursuit of happiness

When Tess Durbeyfield is pushed by means of kinfolk poverty to assert kinship with the rich D'Urbervilles and search a component to their family members fortune, assembly her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. a really various guy, Angel Clare, turns out to supply her love and salvation, yet Tess needs to decide upon even if to bare her earlier or stay silent within the wish of a calm destiny. With its delicate depiction of the wronged Tess and strong feedback of social conference, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, subtitled "A natural Woman," is likely one of the such a lot relocating and poetic of Hardy's novels.

in line with the three-volume first version that stunned readers whilst first released in 1891, this variation contains as appendices: Hardy's Prefaces, the Landscapes of Tess, episodes initially censored from the picture periodical model, and a variety of the photograph illustrations.

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