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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Paperback. Pub Date :2007-10-15 Pages: 507 Publisher:. Fukumitsu Sixteen-year-old country girl Tess Durbey-field is sent by her impoverished family to acquaint herself with her more prosperous. distant relatives But in Alec DUrberville she finds a welcome she could never have expected. and an encounter that will come to blight her young life ...Review:
"Thomas Hardy's thrilling story of seduction, murder, cruelty and betrayal" (The Times)
"Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination... Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting" (Irving Howe)
"Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles has a lush sensuality about the heat of summer and the heat of lust which makes the gorgeousness of Hardy's heroine and his country of Wessex both seems utterly desirable as the tale of tragic fate unfolds" (The Times)
"Hardy never used his "country" and his Greek ambitions to better effect" (Melvyn Bragg)
"Tess's beauty and the effect that it has on others gave me a sense of the destructive power of sex" (Rufus Wainwright)
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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