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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 07/04/2011
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Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich 'relatives', the D'Urbervilles. Her encounter with her manipulative cousin, Alec, leads her onto a path that is beset with 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... 'Gloriously physical, full of passion and irony, humour and tenderness' Anne Michaels

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099560692
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


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"Thomas Hardy's thrilling story of seduction, murder, cruelty and betrayal" * The Times *
"Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination... Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting" -- Irving Howe
"Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles has a lush sensuality about the heat of summer and the heat of lust which makes the gorgeousness of Hardy's heroine and his country of Wessex both seems utterly desirable as the tale of tragic fate unfolds" * The Times *
"Hardy never used his "country" and his Greek ambitions to better effect" -- Melvyn Bragg
"Tess's beauty and the effect that it has on others gave me a sense of the destructive power of sex" -- Rufus Wainwright

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“Tess of the d'Urbervilles”

This was the first Hardy I read, and I've been smitten ever since. The beautiful way it is written, combined with the landscape of Hardy's Wessex makes for a feast of imagery.
A truly unfortunate tragedy... More

Paperback edition
19th March 2011
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“Tess of the D'Urbervilles”

I love Tess because she is a real woman with complex emotions. Hardy has created a believable novel because none of the characters are black and white, Alec is not all bad, Angel is not a saint and Tess is not wholly... More

Hardback edition
22nd November 2008
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“A pure woman”

In a world where women are flogged in some countries for being raped, Hardy's novel is still shockingly relevant. Tess Durbeyfield goes to work for a rich family to whom her parents believe they are distantly... More

Paperback edition
15th January 2010
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