Tess of the d'Urbervilles

By Thomas Hardy, Defendant
(Random House (UK), Paperback, 9780099511625, 464pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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Description
Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich "relatives," the D'Urbervilles, in the hope that they might help her alleviate her own family's poverty. Her encounter with her manipulative cousin, Alec, leads to suffering and betrayal. When she falls in love with another man, Angel Clare, Tess sees a potential escape from her past, but only if she can tell him her shameful secret...



About the Author
Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Dorchester, Dorset. He enrolled as a student in King s College, London, but never felt at ease there, seeing himself as socially inferior. This preoccupation with society, particularly the declining rural society, featured heavily in Hardy s novels, with many of his stories set in the fictional county of Wessex. Since his death in 1928, Hardy has been recognised as a significant poet, influencing The Movement poets in the 1950s and 1960s.
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