Tess of the DUrbervilles

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Tess of the DUrbervilles

Set in Hardys 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 o Set in Hardys 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 dUrbeville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy. It explores Tess 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.


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Title Tess of the DUrbervilles
Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-13 9781853260056
ISBN-10 1853260056
Publisher Wordsworth Classics
Language English
Edition NA
Height 176 mm
Width 110 mm
Thickness 26 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 384