Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

eBook - 2004
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Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's "bestseller," and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men--Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely wood, and Angel Clare, her provincial, moralistic, and unforgiving husband--Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2004.
ISBN: 9780553900828
Characteristics: 438 p. : maps ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Young women -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Country life -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Poor families -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Children of the rich -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Children of clergy -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Women household employees -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Women murderers -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Pastoral fiction.


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