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Tess of the d'Ubervilles : a pure woman

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life of a simple country girl in nineteenth-century England is destroyed by her father's determination to use her in order to regain the family's former social standing.
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Genre/Form: Pastoral fiction
Didactic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0451530276 9780451530271
OCLC Number: 71259995
Description: xxi, 407 p. : map ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: faithfully presented by Thomas Hardy ; with a new introduction by Marcelle Clements.
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The life of a simple country girl in nineteenth-century England is destroyed by her father's determination to use her in order to regain the family's former social standing.

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Captivating, enjoyable but tragic ending.

by tdepaul (WorldCat user published 2008-03-20) Excellent Permalink
Tess Durbeyfield is a naive country girl, living in England during the 1880's. Tess' father, John Durbeyfield, discovers that he is descended from the D'Ubervilles, a noble family who arrived with William the Conquerer. Seeking to elevate his family, Tess' parents send her to claim kin to a county...
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