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Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Bantam Classics)

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Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardys 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 dUrbervilles is today one of the enduring classics of nineteenth-century literature.

About the Author

Thomas Hardy was born near Egdon Heath in Dorset, in 1840, the eldest child of a prosperous stonemason. As a youth he trained as an architect and in 1862 obtained a post in London. During this time he began seriously to write poetry, but Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), his first Wessex novel, did well enough to convince him to continue writing. In 1874, Far from the Maddening Crowd, published serially and anonymously in the Cornhill Magazine, became a great success. Hardy married Emma Gifford in 1874, and in 1885 they settled at Max Gate in Dorchester, where he lived the rest of his life. There he wrote The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). With Tess, Hardy clashed with the expectations of his audience; a storm of abuse broke over the "infidelity" and "obscenity" of this great novel he had subtitled "A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented." Jude the Obscure aroused even greater indignation and was denounced as pornography. He published Wessex Poems in 1898, Poems of the Past and Present in 1901, and from 1903 to 1908, The Dynasts. Hardy died in 1928.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553211689
Introduction:
Heilman, Robert B.
Preface:
Hardy, Thomas
Introduction by:
Heilman, Robert B.
Introduction:
Heilman, Robert B.
Author:
Thomas Hardy With an Introduction by Robert B. Heilman
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, Defendant
Author:
Heilman, Robert B.
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Wessex
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
19840531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.85x4.19x.75 in. .48 lbs.

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