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Tess of the d'Urbervilles, a pure woman faithfully presented;

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York, Modern Library [1951]
Series: Modern Library college editions, T46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Fiction
Pastoral fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
New York, Modern Library [1951]
(OCoLC)564575200
Online version:
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
New York, Modern Library [1951]
(OCoLC)607782976
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
OCLC Number: 271499
Description: xxxiii, 507 pages frontispiece 19 cm.
Series Title: Modern Library college editions, T46.
Responsibility: introd. by Carl J. Weber.

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A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.

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