Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Deluxe Edition  -     By: Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Deluxe Edition

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2009 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 592
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0141040335
ISBN-13: 9780141040332
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Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

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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.

Author Bio

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840. In his writing, he immortalized the site of his birth—Egdon Heath, in Dorset, near Dorchester. Delicate as a child, he was taught at home by his mother before he attended grammar school. At sixteen, Hardy was apprenticed to an architect, and for many years, architecture was his profession; in his spare time, he pursued his first and last literary love, poetry. Finally convinced that he could earn his living as an author, he retired from architecture, married, and devoted himself to writing. An extremely productive novelist, Hardy published an important book every year or two. In 1896, disturbed by the public outcry over the unconventional subjects of his two greatest novels—Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure—he announced that he was giving up fiction and afterward produced only poetry. In later years, he received many honors. He died on January 11, 1928, and was buried in Poet’s Corner, in Westminster Abbey. It was as a poet that he wished to be remembered, but today critics regard his novels as his most memorable contribution to English literature for their psychological insight, decisive delineation of character, and profound presentation of tragedy.
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).

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