Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

By Thomas Hardy; Robert B. Heilman (Introduction by); Thomas Hardy (Preface by)

Bantam Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553211689, 448pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1984

Description
Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy's immortal work. Of all the great English novelists, no one writes more eloquently of tragic destiny than Hardy. With the innocent and powerless victim Tess, he creates profound sympathy for human frailty while passionately indicting the injustices of Victorian society. Scorned by outraged readers upon its publication in 1891, Tess of the d Urbervilles is today one of the enduring classics of nineteenth-century literature.


About the Author
Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton (Upper Bockhampton in his day), a hamlet in the parish of Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England, where his father Thomas (1811-1892) worked as a stonemason and local builder.

Heilman is the author or editor of more than two dozen books. He is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton (Upper Bockhampton in his day), a hamlet in the parish of Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England, where his father Thomas (1811-1892) worked as a stonemason and local builder.