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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

By Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles tells the story of a country girl descended from a noble line who is seduced and left pregnant. After her baby dies, she meets a man who abandons her on their wedding night when she confesses her past. Desperate, she returns to her seducer seeking revenge. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy's masterpiece. Tess emerges as a powerful character because Hardy's feelings for her were strong, perhaps stronger than for any of his other invented personages. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

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  • ISBN: 9781772262643
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0
  • Page count: 340
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The Author

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898.