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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Authoritative Text (Norton Critical Edition)

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The text is fully annotated and includes a separate table of contents for the novel to assist readers in locating specific episodes or passages.

Hardy's hand-drawn map of Wessex and the manuscript title page for the first edition of his novel are also included.

Hardy and the Novel includes seven poems by Hardy that provide greater insight into his ethos; selections from Michael Millgate's biography of Hardy that depict the relationship between episodes in Tess of the D'Urbervilles and events in the author's life; and excerpts from Grindle and Gatrell's introduction to the 1983 edition that discuss Hardy's revision process in both manuscripts and early printed editions of the novel.

Criticism features three contemporary reviews of the novel not printed in the earlier Norton editions, including the first feminist review of Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

Also new are "A Chat with Mr. Hardy," a hitherto unprinted post-publication interview with the author about his new novel, and five carefully selected critical interpretations.

Essays by Elliot B. Gose, Jr., Peter R. Morton, and Gillian Beer address Hardy's debt to Charles Darwin, perhaps the single most important influence on Hardy's thought and imagination; Raymond Williams's essay presents a Marxist perspective; and Adrian Poole discusses the significance of Hardy's wisdom concerning "the trouble men's words have with women and the trouble women have with men's words."

A Chronology, new to this edition, and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Synopsis:

This Third Edition of Tess of the D'Urbervilles introduces the highly praised 1983 Clarendon text edited by Juliet Grindle and Simon Gatrell.

About the Author

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), enduring author of the twentieth century, wrote the classics Jude the Obscure, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and many other works.Scott Elledge was Goldwin Smith Professor of English Emeritus at Cornell University. He was the author of E. B. White: A Biography and Wider than the Sky: Poems Selected for Young Readers. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Paradise Lost, Eighteenth-Century Critical Essays, and Milton’s "Lycidas": An Approach to Criticism.

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jeniripard, December 7, 2006 (view all comments by jeniripard)
'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' is a masterpiece in which Hardy takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of love,lust,betrayal and hardship together with the beautiful protagonist Tess D'Urbeyfield. Written in old english, this novel serves as a timeline, transporting the reader back to the 19th century at the dawn of the industrial revolution, where people still travelled on horseback and lived by candlelight. Hardy questions the truisms of God, the Church and fate, and despite society's views he portrays Tess as the 'Pure Woman' that she really is.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393959031
Editor:
Elledge, Scott
Author:
Elledge, Scott
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, Defendant
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Hardy, thomas, 1840-1928
Subject:
Wessex (England) Fiction.
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Wessex
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Women murderers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19901231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.1 x 1.1 in 1.04 lb

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