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 is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy’s novels.
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Book Description Penguiin, Harmondsworth, UK. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 508 S. pb Penguin Popular Classics neu . Into his story of a simple but beautiful country girl's seduction by another man which causes her husband to leave her on theír wedding night and thereby precipitates a course of events that ends in murder, Hardy wove a luminous tenderness and longing. "I have never been able to put on paper all that she is, or was to me," he said. Bookseller Inventory # 004046
Book Description Penguin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140620206