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 through an very unlikely selection within the pursuit of happiness

When Tess Durbeyfield is pushed via family members poverty to say kinship with the rich D'Urbervilles and search a part of their relations fortune, assembly her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. a truly assorted guy, Angel Clare, turns out to supply her love and salvation, yet Tess needs to select no matter if to bare her previous or stay silent within the desire of a relaxed 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 without doubt one of the so much relocating and poetic of Hardy's novels.

according to the three-volume first variation that surprised readers whilst first released in 1891, this variation comprises as appendices: Hardy's Prefaces, the Landscapes of Tess, episodes initially censored from the photograph periodical model, and a variety of the photograph illustrations.

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