Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)


Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics) Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 0141439599
ISBN-13 9780141439594
Year 2003-05-27
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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A heartbreaking portrayal of a woman faced by an impossible choice in the pursuit of happiness 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 subtitled A Pure Woman is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy s novels Based on the three volume first edition that shocked readers when first published in 1891 this edition includes as appendices Hardy s Prefaces the Landscapes of Tess episodes originally censored from the Graphic periodical version and a selection of the Graphic illustrations For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

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