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Number of Pages: 592
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.00 (inches)
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Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
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.
Margaret Randolph Higonnet received her doctorate from Yale University in 1971. She is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut and an Affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies. She is the author of prize-winning literary criticism on topics in nineteenth century and children's literature, and the author of several books including British Women Poets Of The Nineteenth Century (Meridian).