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TitleTess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics
AuthorThomas Hardy
ISBN1603127690
ImprintThomas Hardy Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages364

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Tess, the eldest daughter of a poor carter in Marlott, goes to work for the rich d Uberville family, where she becomes pregnant with the child of Alec, the d Uberville s son This action makes her a fallen woman, and leads to tragedy Tess of the d Urbervilles got mixed reception when it was published because it portrayed Tess sympathetically and challenged the prevailing sexual s A copy was burnt by the Bishop of Wakefield Thomas Hardy was an English novelist, short story writer, and poet He destroyed the manuscript of his first, unplaced novel, but encouraged by mentor and friend George Meredith tried again His important work took place in an area of southern England he called Wessex, named after the English kingdom that existed before the Norman Conquest.

Reviews

Stephen

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

HEADLINE A bad guy who is fabulously talented in bed and a good guy who fumbles sex can complicate life for a girl.I ought to have my head examined for undertaking a review of Tess of the d Ubervilles, the next to the last of Thomas Hardy s novels My purpose in considering the idea was that I... (Sign in to see more)


Nataliya

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d Urbervilles is not a feel good book, which sharply sets it apart from the other 19th century novels about young women think Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, for instance No, it s sad and depressing to the point where it almost makes me angry Because poor Tess, p... (Sign in to see more)


karen

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

there will probably be spoilers here i will possibly rant if you don t know what happens in tess, it is better not to read this review, although, frankly, to my way of thinking, hardy has so many superior novels, stories, poems, that you would be better served just avoiding this one and going... (Sign in to see more)


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

Dear, Tess of the D UrbervillesI m writing you this letter because you pissed me off I m angry, Tess I ve got a lot to say to you, and I want you to hear it I will warn you though I m not holding anything back We re going to talk about everything, everything that happens in your life from beginning ... (Sign in to see more)


Cori

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

From my blog This book was fantastic It was bleak and heartbreaking, but fantastic I m not sure I ve ever been so sad for a main character before But wow, Hardy can write I m going to outline the plot, including the ending, so please note that there are SPOILERS AHEAD.Tess Durbeyfield, a poor girl, ... (Sign in to see more)


Maria

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

I hated this passionately, which is perhaps unfair, as the book is really quite admirable for tackling the subject of double standards applied to male and female sexual behaviour But this is one of the most depressing, pointless novels I ve ever read in my life I have loathed this book for ten years... (Sign in to see more)


Henry Avila

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

This novel is really about timing, it effects us all, meet someone at the wrong time or go north instead of south, your life can end badly Ordinary events, can change our destiny Timing is everything Tess Durbeyfield is born into a poor, rural, southern English family of eight, in the village of Mar... (Sign in to see more)


Helle

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

I finally read this classic for a book club recently, my own copy of the novel having languished on my shelves for too many years I realized, after the book club meeting, that I had probably expected it to be a discussion cum appreciation session, Tess being after all a cornerstone in English... (Sign in to see more)


Ahmad Sharabiani

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

808 Tess of The D Urbervilles, Thomas HardyTess of the d Urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892 Though now conside... (Sign in to see more)


Lizzy

Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics By Thomas Hardy

I need to start by venting all the despair I felt reading Thomas Hardy s Tess of the D Ubervilles This tale is certainly not Pride or Prejudice or even Jane Eyre where the heroines have the prospect or the hope of happiness What could a woman of Tess s time and situation hope for Conte... (Sign in to see more)


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